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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Final Piece

17-May-2017
  On Wednesday-17-May as the high tide on the Hackensack River flowed under it, the final section of the the Superstructure of the the Ryan Memorial Bridge was removed.  The Bridge over the Hackensack River connecting Bogota to Hackensack was closed to all traffic on 16-March. Construction of the replacement is schedule to take 10 Months to complete. 
  Also known as the Midtown Bridge will finally be replaced with a new structure. In October of 2013  the Ryan Bridge needed to be closed in order to replace a number of decking plates that had become damaged due to age and storm conditions.  In 2014 The New Jersey Dept. of  Environment Protection, The Bergen County  Soil Conservation District and the U.S. Coast Guard  clear approval of construction of a replacement bridge. In early 2016 plans for the replacement structure were prepared. 
   The current Truss Box superstructure and the approach from the Bogota entrance will be totally dismembered  to the concrete piers and deposed of. The concrete will then be refurbished and strengthen as needed.  The single box truss is scheduled to be replaced with a twin Warren Truss superstructure that will meet at the existing centre pivot pier. 





















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