• Raritan River Bridge Replacement

  • Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.
Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.

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  by Jeff Smith
 
ProgressiverRailroading.com:
New Jersey Transit's board yesterday authorized a $250 million contract for initial construction elements of the Raritan River Bridge replacement project in New Jersey, and a $4.1 million contract for preliminary design of the central concourse extension at Penn Station in New York City.

The board approved a contract with George Harms Construction Co. Inc. to construct bridge approach spans, lift bridge and flanking spans piers and perform associated land work for the first phase of construction of the Raritan River bridge replacement project.
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The existing bridge sustained significant damage during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The bridge replacement will occur in three phases and cost $595 million to complete.
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  by Pensyfan19
 
RailsEast wrote:https://njbmagazine.com/njb-news-now/mu ... t-project/
Quote from the article;
Gov. Phil Murphy, Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, and local elected officials celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for construction on the Raritan River Bridge Replacement Project, which will replace the existing swing-span bridge that carries NJ TRANSIT’s North Jersey Coast Line trains over the Raritan River between Perth Amboy and South Amboy. The current bridge, originally built in 1908, suffered damage during Superstorm Sandy, and has experienced recurring maintenance issues. The new bridge will integrate resilient structural designs and materials to withstand future storm surges and be significantly less vulnerable to severe weather events.

“This 112 year-old bridge is an essential rail link for communities all along NJ TRANSIT’s North Jersey Coast Line, carrying approximately 11,000 daily customers and connecting them to major job centers in Newark, Jersey City, and Manhattan,’’ said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin Corbett.”
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  by R36 Combine Coach
 
To note, both Portal and River Draw were built around the same time, similar design.