Scour repairs on Delaware River bridges to resume after turtles finish sex for year
March 1 the USEPA says is the start of the mating season for red bellied turtles - foot long 7pd weight amphibians - which inhabit the Delaware River like most other rivers of the northeast and mid-atlantic states. So March 1 AP Construction of Blackwood NJ contractor to the DRJTBC suspended work on scour repairs around the piers of the I-78 toll bridge and the Lower Trenton toll-supported bridge.
You can't interfere with the sex lives of the turtles - on an endangered species list.
But July 1 the USEPA says the turtles have done their springtime stuff so work resumes in the river. This consists of placing large rocks and concrete around the top of bridge pilings exposed by floods in the river.