Accident, repair, road network, USA

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority had to react swiftly following a serious accident which threatened to cause massive congestion on a major route. An emergency bridge was required to carry Lacey Road over the Garden State Parkway following the accident in which the existing bridge was deemed unsafe and had to be closed. Closing the roads was a difficult decision considering the high numbers of vehicles using the parkway and the high numbers of tourists using Lacey Road to reach the beaches. Working through the night the turnpike authority and structural engineers assessed the damage and safety implications, and planned an emergency temporary bridge. With a high level of co-operation between all the parties involved, it was possible to build the temporary bridge very quickly after the accident without significantly disrupting the use of the affected roads. The same contractors were involved in the erection of a permanent structure which was completed within 105 days of the accident.


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  • Accession Number: 01146965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 24 2009 8:33AM