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- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and Hamilton Mayor John F. Bencivengo officially reopened the bridge on Crosswicks-Hamilton Square Road in Hamilton Township where the road crosses Back Creek.

This project was anticipated to take 120 days to complete but was completed in 107 days.

Officially known as Bridge #671.6 on Crosswicks-Hamilton Square Road, the structure is located just shy of a half-mile east of the intersection of Route US 130 and Crosswicks-Hamilton Square Road.

The original structure was a reinforced concrete slab bridge constructed in 1917 that was 13.33-feet-wide and 5.5-feet-long. The structure was deemed “structurally deficient” due to the condition of the substructure.

The new bridge consists of a precast reinforced concrete rigid frame structure supported on cast-in-place reinforced concrete footings. Wingwalls were constructed of cast-in-place reinforced concrete supported on cast-in-place reinforced concrete footings.

The structure supports two 12-foot-wide travel lanes, two 10-foot-wide shoulders, a 6-foot-wide concrete sidewalk and parapet on the east side of the bridge and a 21-inch-wide parapet with jersey barrier shape along the west side of the bridge to provide safe passage for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.

Konkus Corporation of Branchburg, NJ was successful low bidder at $856,655.62.