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Whitehead Road Bridge replacement begins Monday in Morris Township

Bridge Replacement Project Will Require Detours

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Whitehead Road in Morris Township will be closed to through traffic for four months beginning Monday, Oct. 26, as work starts on replacing a bridge over the Whippany River.

The Morris County-owned bridge, which was built in 1928 and widened in 1977, is a single-span, steel-beam structure with asphalt-filled corrugated decking founded on stone masonry abutments. The deck and steel beams have severe corrosion and the abutment has deteriorating masonry, prompting the need for its replacement.

Whitehead Road, a largely rustic street leading to a couple of suburban developments in the heart of the township’s Washington Valley section, connects Mendham Road (Route 24) to Washington Valley Road. The existing bridge length is 25 feet, with a deck width of 21 feet. The replacement structure will be 25-feet-by-26-feet, and consist of a precast concrete rigid frame founded on cast-in-place concrete footings and pedestal.

The new structure will also include cast-in-place wing walls along with stone-facing, steel bridge railing, approach guiderail and asphalt wearing surface.

The $700,000 project should take about four months to complete. The contractor for the project is CMS Construction, Inc. of Plainfield, NJ.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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