Quality the Focus on New Race Street Bridge

This article describes a new replacement bridge and spillway that included context sensitive design and careful engineering in order for the waterway to continue to operate while construction took place. A single-span pre-stressed concrete structure replaced a structurally deficient bridge over the South Branch of the Rancocas Creek in New Jersey. Spillways were replaced with an ogee-shaped structure and retaining wall. The structure also incorporated a fish ladder that is opened in the spring and summer, to allow for the migration of river herring. A turning pool was needed to give fish a chance to rest while climbing the ladder. Historic preservation guidelines also had to be met, as did significant environmental requirements.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 67-71
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01042926
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 23 2007 5:21PM