Rt 206 over the Raritan River
As part of the widening of Rt 206, the existing bridge was demolished and replaced.
The existing bridge was a concrete arch. The center section was earth filled, with the remaining sections concrete spans supported by reinforced concrete columns. The first two pictures were taken during construction. The first shows the bridge prior to demolition. The second shows the type of construction.
The new bridge consists of a reinforced concrete deck on steel stringers. The parapets were cast in places with panels that were sandblasted to expose the aggregate as an architectural feature. Special lights were used on the bridge also as an architectural feature, because the bridge is located at the north end of the Duke Estate (now Duke Gardens).
Designer: The Louis Berger Group
Contractor: Ferreira Construction Co.