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New Hope-Lambertville Toll Bridge Repairs Begin June 11

Scheduled repair work on the New Hope-Lambertville (Route 202) Toll Bridge will begin June 11, and while lane restrictions will be in place, officials don’t anticipate travel delays.

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) in April announced that it awarded the contract for repair of various steel structural “members” that help support the bridge’s concrete deck to Allied Painting, Inc. of Cherry Hill, N.J. Work is expected to be completed in the fall at a cost of around $1.7 million.

Specific construction tasks include structural steel repairs to several locations along the span, zone painting of existing structural steel using organic zinc coating systems, cleaning of the drainage troughs under deck joints, environmental protections, containment and proper disposal of bridge waste, and proper mitigation of potentially hazardous lead paint.

“Travel impacts” are not predicted for the project, as one lane of travel will be maintained in each respective direction on the bridge at all times, according to the DRJTBC.

The New Hope-Lambertville Toll Bridge is a 1,682-foot, 10-span “girder-floorbeam-stringer” structure with a reinforced concrete deck. Substructure units consist of reinforced concrete with stone-faced piers.

While named for the nearby riverfront communities of Lambertville and New Hope, the bridge is actually located in Solebury Township, PA., and Delaware Township, N.J. The bridge handled 4,639,618 vehicular crossings in 2017, according to the DRJTBC.

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