NJ TRANSIT approves Brielle Bridge Replacement Contract

June 12, 2024

The Board of Directors of NJ TRANSIT approved H&H’s contract for the conceptual and preliminary design phases of the Brielle Drawbridge Replacement Project. We are excited to begin work on this critical infrastructure project, which will add capacity and resiliency and enhance the commuting experience for riders and the local community.

H&H is providing conceptual and preliminary design and engineering services as part of Phase I. The project will replace the existing single-track movable bridge that is more than a century old with a new two-track movable bridge to improve flood resiliency and maritime operations while restoring two-track capacity to this critical rail infrastructure connecting the towns of Brielle and Point Pleasant Beach on NJ TRANSIT’s North Jersey Coast Line.

The Brielle Bridge, built in 1911, has a total length of 1,162 feet and carries one track of NJ TRANSIT’s North Jersey Coast Line between Brielle and Shark Interlockings. This Scherzer rolling-lift bascule span carries approximately 40 trains per day.