NEW HOPE, PA – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission today announced that it recently awarded a construction contract for the repair of various steel structural members that help support the New Hope-Lambertville (Route 202) Toll Bridge’s concrete deck.

The New Hope-Lambertville Toll Bridge Floor System Rehabilitation Project contract was awarded to Allied Painting, Inc. of Cherry Hill, N.J. for a not-to-exceed amount of $1,694,000.  Work is expected to begin by May and reach completion in the fall.

Travel impacts are not anticipated for this project; one lane of travel will be maintained in each respective direction on the bridge at all times.

Specific construction tasks include structural steel repairs to several locations along the span, zone painting of existing structural steel using organic zinc coating systems, cleaning of the drainage troughs under deck joints, environmental protections, containment and proper disposal of bridge waste, and proper mitigation of potentially hazardous lead paint.

The New Hope-Lambertville Toll Bridge is a 1,682-foot, 10-span girder-floorbeam-stringer structure with a reinforced concrete deck. Substructure units consist of reinforced concrete with stone-faced piers.

While named for the nearby riverfront communities of Lambertville and New Hope, the bridge is actually located in Solebury Township, PA. and Delaware Township, N.J.  The bridge handled 4,639,618 vehicular crossings in 2017.

About The Commission

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission was formed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey in 1934. It operates eight toll bridges and 12 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans.  (Note:  The first completed span of the new Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge opened to traffic during overnight hours on July 9, 2019.) The Commission is a self-supporting public-service agency that receives neither federal nor state tax dollars to finance its projects or operations. Funding for the operations, maintenance and upkeep of its bridges and related transportation facilities is solely derived from revenues collected at its toll bridges. The Commission’s jurisdiction extends along the Delaware River from the Philadelphia-Bucks County line north to the New Jersey/New York border. The bridges carried more than 139.2 million cars and trucks in 2018. For more information about the Commission and its various initiatives to deliver safer and more convenient bridge travel for its customers, please see: www.drjtbc.org.

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