Accelerated Bridge Construction – Route 202 Bridge over Passaic River
AmerCom’s unique design to completely replace this bridge in seven days utilized innovative Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques and is the first of its kind in the state completed by the NJDOT.
The original 73-foot long structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge was replaced with a longer 93-foot span. The project minimized inconvenience to the traveling public by shortening the construction duration. A 71⁄2-mile detour was only used for one week while the roadway was closed.
U.S. Route 202 is a vital corridor used by 10,000 cars and trucks everyday between Harding Township in Morris County and Bernards Township in Somerset County. The numerous businesses near the bridge and the extensive detour route would create an undue burden on the public if traditional construction techniques had been used.
Precast components were specifically designed by AmerCom for this project that would assemble similar to a Lego set. The bridge parapets were constructed with architecturally treated prefabricated panels to resemble the natural stone construction in the nearby Jockey Hollow National Historic Park where General George Washington and the Continental army camped during the winter of 1779/1780.
Joseph M. Sanzari, Inc. was the contractor that completed the construction of this $2.6 Million project on time and under budget. AmerCom formed a strong partnership with Sanzari and NJDOT to make this project happen.