Bridge E1206 Peapack Road over the North Branch of the Raritan River
Bridge E1205 Old Dutch Road over Peapack Brook
The bridges at these locations were rebuilt under the same contract. The bridge on Peapack Road was a truss that was in poor condition. The one on Old Dutch Road was a single lane stringer bridge. Neither had any historical significance and both were demolished and replaced.
The bridge on Peapack Road is a pony truss. The road curves through the truss, which made the construction a little more interesting. The Old Dutch Road bridge was widened to two lanes, consisting of steel stringers. To make it visually fit better in its surroundings, the fascia beams are concrete encased; the encasement and outside edges of the deck and brush curb were formed using a liner to simulate a wood finish.
This project received a Distinguished Award for 2007 from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey. It was also featured in the 2007 calendar from U. S. Bridge, the fabricator of the structural steel, for the months of May and October.
Designer: Hatch Mott MacDonald
Contractor: Ferreira Construction Co.