RECONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGE S-17, RED BANK, NJ

The proposed improvements include the construction of an approximately 488-foot long steel girder bridge consisting of six ±80-foot spans and supported on pile bents and pile supported abutments. The improvements will include the construction of approach embankments and retaining walls, with the approach embankments confined by steel sheet pile retaining walls to minimize the impact on wetlands and adjacent properties. The bridge will provide approximately 9 feet vertical underclearance above mean high water and 72 feet horizontal clearance within the navigable channel.

The footprint of the proposed bridge is to be situated outside and to the north of the existing bridge on a curved alignment. This off-line alternative will permit the maintenance of traffic on the existing bridge to the greatest extent possible, during the construction of the new bridge