NJTurnpike, Bridge Fender & Rehabilitation – Contract A100.459 Various Counes, New Jersey

NJ Turnpike Authority
Woodbridge, New Jersey

Project Cost:

Personnel Involved:
George Harms, Tom Hardell, Gary Abadrabo, Rob Harms, Jason Hardell, Dan Healey, Jim Duffe, Ryan Pruiksma

Completion Date:
May 2020

Rasool A�ar
Resident Engineer 201-218-1927

Project Details

This contract involved repairing and reconstructing existing fenders that were severely deteriorated. Repairs included installing new lagging and bracing to protect the existing piers, new accessible maintenance walkways and fender pile repairs. New fiberglass reinforced lumber was utilized for added durability in a harsh marine environment. One location included the installation of 36” diameter composite piles to further protect the bridge piers from marine traffic.

Additionally, existing navigational lighting was replaced with new solar powered lighting. The fender locations are as follows. Parkway Structure Nos. 127.2N and 125.2S over the Raritan River and Smith Street in Middlesex County, Turnpike Structure No. E109.83 over the Hackensack River in Hudson County, Turnpike Structure No. W115.36 over the Hackensack River in Bergen County and Turnpike Structure Nos. W107.87 and E107.88 over the Passaic River in Essex County, New Jersey. In addition, new dolphin piles as long as 98’ were installed at two locations to further protect the fenders.