Replacement of Cedar Swamp Bridge in Logan Township Complete
(Logan Twp., NJ) - Gloucester County officials announced today that the replacement of the Cedar Swamp Road Bridge in Logan Township is complete and the bridge is now open.
"The reconstruction of this bridge enhances safety to this area," said Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney. "Gloucester County has a tremendous record on bridge safety. Of the 85 bridges with spans greater than 20 feet, the county has only four more that are in need of replacement," Sweeney stated.
Winslow Road Bridge in Monroe is currently under construction, two more will be going out to bid in the New Year (Blackwood/Barnsboro Road Bridge in Mantua and Deptford and Grant Avenue Bridge in Franklin) and one is in the design phase.
"The original bridge was built in 1950 and the County took on the project to address the deterioration of the structure and to ensure the safety of travelers that utilize Cedar Swamp Road," said Freeholder Deputy Director Robert M. Damminger, Liaison to Public Works.
County bridges are inspected every two years by a licensed engineer through the NJ DOT. The County's Office of the Engineer receives a report about the inspections and utilizes the findings to determine which bridges the county needs to replace or repair. This project was funded with State Aid and the reconstruction cost $580,000.00. The contractor was R. E. Pierson.