THE CONCRETE BRIDGE MAGAZINE

FALL 2009

ASPIRE is a quarterly magazine published by PCI in cooperation with the associations of the National Concrete Bridge Council. The editorial content focuses on the latest technology and key issues in the Concrete Bridge Industry.

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With the replacement of the Route 70 over Manasquan River Bridge, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) planned to create a gateway structure to Monmouth and Ocean Counties in the coastal region of the state. The NJDOT also sought to provide a memorial structure for the 170 local residents who died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In September 2004, the bridge was formally dedicated as the "September 11 Memorial Bridge." The $53 million project replaced a structurally deficient and functionally obsolete single-leaf, bascule bridge constructed in 1936 with a pair of moder n, high-level, fixed precast concrete bridges. Each 724-ft-long structure has two, three-span continuous superstructure units (119 ft, 120.25 ft, and 120.25 ft long) comprised of bulb-tee girders at 8-ft center-to- center spacing. The superstructures are supported on two abutments and five architecturally treated in-water piers with pile foundations. To accommodate the needs of marine traffic, the bridge underclearance was increased to 25 ft and the navigation channel was widened from 50 ft to 75 ft. profile ROUTE 70 OVER MANASQUAN RIVER, SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL BRIDGE / OCEAN AND MONMOUTH COUNTIES, NEW JERSEY BRIDGE DESIGN ENGINEER: Arora and Associates P.C., Lawrenceville, N.J. BRIDGE ARCHITECT: H2L2 Architects/Planners LLP, New York, N.Y. PRIME CONTRACTOR: George Harms Construction Co. Inc., Howell, N.J. CONCRETE SUPPLIER: Ralph Clayton & Sons, Lakewood, N.J. PRECASTERS: Pier Cofferdams, Columns, Cap Beams and Bulb-Tee Girders: Northeast Prestressed Products LLC, Cressona, Pa., (formerly Schuylkill Products Inc.) a PCI-certified producer AWARDS: Best Bridge With Spans Between 75 and 150 Feet, 2009 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Design Awards; 2009 Grand Award, American Concrete Institute, New Jersey Chapter; 2009 Project of the Year, American Society of Highway Engineers, North-Central & Southern New Jersey Sections (Projects over $5 million) September 11 Memorial Bridge by Eric Yermack, Arora and Associates P.C. Extensive use of precast concrete and cooperation among parties reduce construction schedule by 25 months View of the precast elements as seen from the public fishing pier. One of the September 11 Memorial Bridge monuments. Elevation of the completed Route 70 over Manasquan River Bridge. All Photos: Arora and Associates P.C. 24 | ASPIRE , Fall 2009 ASPIRE_fall09.indb 24 9/11/09 2:37:28 PM

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