Fender and Structural Repairs to Newark Bay Bridge

  • Client: New Jersey Turnpike Authority
  • Location: Newark, NJ

Project Overview

Our team was responsible for overseeing construction inspection services, which encompassed the management of inspection activities under three specialized permits: the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), the US Coast Guard, and the US Army Corps. This involved daily coordination to ensure work compliance over water and within the navigable channel.

The construction activities included the oversight of a unique combination of Maintenance and Protection of Traffic (MPT) measures. These measures encompassed the long-term shoulder closure on New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Route 440, lane closure procedures mandated by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA), and Marine MPT requirements stipulated by the Coast Guard.

Key components of the project involved the installation of cofferdams at three marine locations (piers), encompassing both underwater and on-water fender hardware repairs. These repairs necessitated the expertise of divers to perform tasks such as shear block replacements, marine plastic lumber installation, addressing pile top heart rot decay, addressing advanced decay in vertical posts, repairing detached battered piles, tending to timber ledge and clustered pile tie repairs, substructure waterproofing, and the salvage and reuse of pier granite stone. Additionally, we oversaw the installation of new granite stone masonry.