NJ Turnpike Awards $9 Million in Contracts to Begin Repairing the Delaware River Bridge

NJ.com reports, “More than $9 million in contracts were awarded Tuesday [January 31] to prepare the Delaware River Bridge between the New Jersey and Pennsylvania turnpikes for permanent repairs after it was closed two weeks ago when a crack was found in a piece of support structure.” New Jersey Turnpike Authority commissioners approved contracts with two firms — Moretrench American Corp. of Rockaway Township and Cornell and Company Inc. of Woodbury — “to build foundations and eight towers to jack up the bridge in preparation for repairs.” NJ.com adds that the work will not directly address the crack found in a bridge truss “‘because we don’t know what the repair will be,’ [NJTA chief engineer Robert] Fischer said.”