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Vital Work Often Occurs Out of Sight
Work on DRPA’s Commodore Barry Bridge Structural Rehabilitation Phase 2 is approximately 75% complete. The $19.3 million project includes repairs to the bridge’s piers in the Delaware River, plus all the approach piers and abutment in New Jersey. The types of repairs include concrete spall repairs, crack repairs, pier cap repairs, application of protective concrete coatings, replacing drainage pipes, and replacing of railings on top of the main river piers.
Recently, work was completed on the total replacement of eleven pier caps on the New Jersey approach spans. To accomplish this, temporary supports were installed, and the superstructure of the bridge was raised 1/8” to allow demolition of the existing pier cap and construction of the new pier cap.
The phase is expected to be completed later this year.
Temporary steel supports installed. The supports raised the bridge 1/8” to allow removal and installing of a new concrete pier.
Crews construct concrete forms in preparation of pouring the new concrete pier.
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