Posted Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
Work Starts Monday, March 9 — Road Closed and Detour in Place
Replacement of a small county bridge on busy Schooley’s Mountain Road, over the Musconetcong River in Washington Township will begin on Monday, March 9.
The project will require the closure of a portion of Schooley’s Mountain Road for about one month, starting on Monday. A signed detour will utilize Route 57 and Newburgh Road.
The project contractor is Colonelli Brothers of Hackensack. The firm won the bid contract at a price of $774,720.
County Bridge No. 1401-219, which is located between Newburgh Road and Hastings Road – near the Warren County border — was built in 1920 and widened in 1937. The existing structure length is just 15-feet-long by 37-feet wide, so small that many motorists might not realize they are going over a tiny bridge. It carries about 2,500 vehicles daily.
The bridge is a single span, steel-stringer structure, widened with a reinforced concrete slab and has asphalt pavement. The superstructure is exhibiting severe spalling, or cracking and breaking off fragments, due to water seepage.
The proposed bridge replacement will consist of a three-sided box culvert on footings, with concrete walls. It will feature painted four-bar metal bridge railings, with stone-faced pylons and approach guide rails. All exterior surfaces will be covered with stone facing.