Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

The Morris County Freeholders on June 8 dedicated the new Inamere Road Bridge in Morris Township.

The bridge carries approximately 1,250 vehicles a day over the Whippany River and links Morris Township, Morristown, Morris Plains and Parsippany-Troy Hills.

Construction of the new federally-funded $2.2 million structure, which replaces a temporary bridge that was built more than 30 years ago to replace an even older span, began in July 2008 and was completed on schedule.

The new bridge is wider and slightly rotated to smooth out the curves in the roadway.

As part of the project, a new pedestrian bridge has been installed on the east side of the other Inamere Road Bridge to assist pedestrians in safely traversing between Patriot’s Path and Morris Township recreation facilities.