The modernization of New Jersey Route 24 from a two-lane highway into a multiple lane road in each direction required the replacement of a single span, double track bridge by the Erie Lackawanna with two 80-feet through-girder spans with ballasted deck for each track. To continue normal commuter operations, the contractor limited his work to weekends and the railroad scheduled buses to move commuters around the construction site during these periods. The overhead catenary wire was moved to one side and the track was removed from over the areas to be excavated. The men worked 12-hour shifts. After 6 a.m. Sunday, construction operations were suspended and the railroad crews moved in to change the site into a commuter railroad again. Before the first commuter train, a test train was run over the tracks to ensure safety. The two 80-ft. through-girder spans were constructed on temporary bents driven on each side. When completed, the railroad embankment between the two abutments was excavated sufficiently to permit rolling the spans in place and the tracks were returned to service.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 24-25
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Track and Structures
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1974 12:00AM