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TRENTON, N.J. - The Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure is set to begin replacement of bridge on Crosswicks-Hamilton Square Road in Hamilton Township where the road crosses the Back Creek. This project is anticipated to take 120 days to complete.

Work will begin January 3, 2011, and the contractor will install signs on December 20, 2010 informing drivers that Crosswicks-Hamilton Square Road will be closed to through traffic at the bridge for the duration of the project. The detour route will take drivers around the bridge using Route US 130, Route 156 and Yardville-Allentown Road.

Officially known as Bridge #671.6 on Crosswicks-Hamilton Square Road, the structure is located 0.4 miles east of the intersection of Route US 130 and Crosswicks-Hamilton Square Road.

The existing structure is 13.33’ x 5.5’ reinforced concrete slab bridge constructed in 1917. The structure is deemed “structurally deficient” due to the condition of the substructure.

The new bridge shall consist of a precast reinforced concrete rigid frame structure supported on cast-in-place reinforced concrete footings.  Wingwalls will be constructed of cast-in-place reinforced concrete supported on cast-in-place reinforced concrete footings.  The structure will support 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.