Bridge Span Replacement Over Townsend InletAvalon, NJ
The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders issued the construction Contract 2018PW-14 Ocean Drive Bridge (CR619) Bridge over Townsends Inlet Spans 1-7 Replacement to Agate Construction Co., Inc. in July 2018. The scope of work for the contract on the Avalon side of the bridge includes the removal of seven existing bridge spans (Spans 1 through 7), six existing substructure piers (Piers 1 through 6), and one existing abutment (South Abutment) and replaces these features with four new bridge spans (Spans 1 through 4), three new substructure piers (Piers 1 through 3), and one new abutment (South Abutment), as well as reconstruction of the existing seawall and concrete pavement in the vicinity of the South Abutment. Piers 1 through 3 consist of 60” diameter concrete filled steel pipe piles and cast in place concrete cap. The South Abutment consists of 14” diameter concrete filled steel pipe piles and cast in place concrete walls. Spans 1 through 3 consist of precast concrete girders, cast in place bridge deck and sidewalk, and steel bridge rail. Span 4 is a structural steel span which ties in to the existing bridge structure and has a cast in place bridge deck and sidewalk and steel bridge rail.