Raritan River Bridge Replacement, Contract GC.01 Perth Amboy, South Amboy, New Jersey

Project Specifics

Client:
NJ Transit Corporation
Newark, New Jersey

Project Cost:
$247,945,055.49

Personnel Involved:
George Harms, Tom Hardell, Rob Harms, Jim Duffe, Jason Hardell, Dan Healey, Mike Gilinksy, Ryan Pruiksma, Steve Biserta

Important Dates:
Notice To Proceed: July, 2020

References:
Natalie Barnhart, PE
Associate Vice President, Program Management AECOM
4051 Ogletown Road
Newark, Delaware (302) 781-5900

Project Details

The new Raritan River Bridge program will construct a new, higher elevated railroad bridge over the Raritan River. The new bridge will replace the existing 110 year old swing span, with a new state of the art li span that will double the width of the current channel. The Bridge program is broken up into three contracts. The first contract is GC.01, and was bid in early 2020. Contract GC.01 construction work consists of Bridge Approach Spans, Li and Flanking Span Piers, and Associated Land Work. This contract includes all substructure construction, including but not limited to, eighty four 8’ diameter drilled sha s up to 225 feet deep with associated Pier Work. Two Li Piers, each containing over 3,500 cubic yard of concrete, are to be constructed to support a future li bridge. All approach span superstructure construction which consists of 24 spans of six steel girders per span, with a steel plate superstructure and ballast stone. This contract also includes all of the access work, such as temporary trestles from each river bank necessary to construct the sub and superstructure. Addi onal work includes ground improvements leading up to the bridge structure along with drainage, grading, retaining walls and other miscellaneous construction. Extensive Catenary Work is also included in this contract. This project also requires extensive coordination with many utilities, the owner, the current systems operator, and the FTA.