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route 72 manahawkin bay bridges project graphic


February 2017

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Similar to the the new Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge, a temporary trestle is being installed on the north side of the bridges to facilitate the work performed in the next project phase. The temporary trestle will be used to deliver the new steel beams that will be installed for the rehabilitated westbound bridge. The large diameter pipe piles will support the primary load carrying elements for the trestle bridge.

This view is of the crew removing a segment of the deck slab. The deck is first cut into a manageable size no larger than 12.5 feet wide by 34.5 feet long and then lifted onto a truck and hauled away to a disposal/recycling site. These deck segments weigh as much as 72,000 pounds including the concrete and metal railings.

This view is of the temporary shielding that was installed in preparation for the demolition of the currently closed Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge. The decking and steel beams will be removed as part of the project. This shielding acts as a working platform and also prevents loose material and debris from entering the bay.

This view is from just east of the Manahawkin Bay crossing and shows the progress of the deck removal for the closed bridge on the right, with the new bridge carrying two lanes of traffic in each direction on the left. In addition to the deck removal, the pavement demolition and temporary grading can be seen on the approach.
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