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Route 35 Cooper's Bridge Replacement Project

Monmouth County

Linking Technology and Tradition for Two Monmouth County Communities

The New Bridge

A Design Review

The new Route 35 Coopers Bridge will safely and effectively accommodate the traffic flow, enhance pedestrian traffic and the distinctive and historic character of the surrounding communities.

Functional improvements

  • A vertical clearance of 12 feet.
  • 4 lanes, 2 northbound and 2 southbound.
  • 2 shoulders, 1 northbound and 1 southbound.
  • A striped median.
  • Sidewalks on both sides.
  • Other statistics: 9 spans, 1,024 feet long, 89 feet wide, made of pre-stressed, pre-cast concrete.
  • Replaces a structure with 4 narrow lanes, no shoulders, 1 sidewalk, no median, and a vertical clearance of 8 feet.

Aesthetic improvements

  • Sand-colored, pre-cast horizontal panels molded in an attractive scalloped pattern.
  • 8 piers, each adorned with a ribbed, sand-color, pre-cast concrete column
  • 20 decorative street lights extending from one end to the other.
  • Concrete sidewalks resembling brick walkways.
  • Decorative hand rails.
  • Embedded stone finish to highlight historic appearance.

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