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Dated: 03/03/2011


Reconstruction of County Bridge RQ-164
Townships of Raritan and Readington

The Rehabiltiation of County Bridge (RQ-164) was completed on February 9, 2011, nearly 11 months after the start of the project.

The Bridge is located on Rockafellows Mille Road, 1/10 of a mile from River Road and 2 miles from Barley Sheaf Road in the Townships of Raritan and Readington.

The contractor for the Project was Ritacco Construction.

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In this photo dated April 29, 2010 the contractor is installing temporary self supporting shoring in order to dismantle the bridge’s truss members for rehabilitation.
In this photo dated May 21, 2010 the contractor is dismantling the bridge’s truss members for rehabilitation.
       

In this photo dated June 2, 2010 the contractor dismantles the remaining truss members for rehabilitation. The picture is taken from the crane’s bucket 90 feet above the river.

In this photo dated June 10, 2010 the truss members of the bridge have been delivered to the fabricators yard and await refurbishing.
         

In this photo dated June 24, 2010 the contractor is reconstructing a portion of the south abutment wall. Steel reinforcement, concrete and stone facing will replace the deteriorated existing stone.

In this photo dated October 5, 2010 the contractor is receiving delivery of the refurbished truss members from the fabricator’s yard.

       

In this photo dated October 15, 2010 the contractor is reassembling the bridge’s floor beams and stringers.  

In this photo dated November 24, 2010 the contractor is finishing the installation of the bridge decking. With the temporary shoring removed, the bridge is now self supporting.

       

In this photo dated December 9, 2010 the contractor has finished installing the top asphalt course on the bridge. The Bridge’s ornamental details and bridge railing are the only remaining items to be completed.

In this photo the bridge is finally opened to traffic on February 10, 2011.

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