The new $480M Wittpenn Bridge construction is a year behind. Why? It’s complicated.

Posted by Stringer on 2019/3/2 10:02:23

The new $480M Wittpenn Bridge construction is a year behind. Why? It’s complicated.

Lift bridges -- those hulking steel spans that have a center section that rises and lowers to let boat traffic pass -- are complicated structures. A new one being built in Hudson County is so complex, it is off its original construction schedule by at least a year.

The new Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge was originally scheduled to open to traffic this year. Instead, the lift section of the bridge that was supposed to be hoisted in place last year is still sitting on a barge, waiting. And officials project it won’t be open to traffic until 2020.

https://www.nj.com/traffic/2019/03/the ... -why-its-complicated.html


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