Jersey Avenue Vehicular Bridge over Morris Canal Project Honored by ACECNJ

April 6, 2022

ACECNJ’s (American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey) Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) recently honored the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s Jersey Avenue Vehicular Bridge over the Morris Canal Project as a Distinguished Award Winner. Mike Swietanski, Megan Lawlor, and Glen Schetelich (pictured) accepted the award on behalf of the project team at the 51st Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Banquet.

H&H developed the design and provided construction support services for the new vehicular bridge. The bridge is a single-span bridge consisting of precast prestressed AASHTO girders, diaphragms, deck slab, abutments, elastomeric bearings, and extended bearing anchor rods to hold the superstructure down during a 100-year flood event. Project efforts included evaluating scour conditions, determining wave height and wave force on the superstructure, and stormwater management improvements to comply with environmental regulations. The project incorporated manufactured treatment devices (hydrodynamic separators) into the stormwater runoff collection system to achieve total suspended solids removal requirements and secure environmental permitting. H&H’s work included roadway improvements, highway and intersection lighting, utility relocations and betterments, and the preparation of right-of-way documents.

ACECNJ’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition recognizes engineering firms for projects with high innovation, achievement, and value.

Learn more about the project: Jersey Avenue Bridge