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NJ Transit Raritan River Drawbridge Replacement Phase 1 Conception & Preliminary Design

NJ Transit Raritan River Drawbridge Replacement Phase 1 Conception & Preliminary Design

Project Overview

The Raritan River Bridge Replacement Project (River Draw) will replace the existing swing bridge that carries NJ Transit’s, New Jersey Coast Line (NJCL) trains over the Raritan River between Perth Amboy and South Amboy. The new bridge will be on an alignment adjacent to the existing bridge, which suffered damage during Superstorm Sandy. Built in 1908, River Draw is the sole rail link for 17 of the 20 stations on the NJCL to the major job centers of Newark, Jersey City, and Manhattan. It carries almost 10,000 daily NJ Transit customers and moves two million tons of freight annually via Conrail.

The replacement project will provide a new two track movable bridge across the river. The new Drawbridge will be significantly less vulnerable to severe weather events. Replacing River Draw will allow NJ Transit to continue to move commuters and recreational rail customers to critical job centers and Shore communities for years to come—without prolonged interruptions related to severe weather events.

Envision is responsible for project document control, that includes developing and maintaining a Records Management System, compatible with the NJ Transit’s Electronic Content Management System (ECMS) and assisting the project team, including NJ Transit in document uploads. Envision will assist the Project Team in performing other document control tasks including, but not limited to the development of the Configuration Management Plan, Contract Documents Log, and quality control of all documents with the ability to provide an accurate and historical record that can trace decisions made throughout the project’s life cycle. In addition, Envision will be responsible for Value Engineering.  

Project Highlights

  • Owner: New Jersey Transit
  • Client: Hardesty & Hanover/ Gannett Fleming JV
  • Project Start: July 2016
  • Project End: May 2017
  • Estimated Cost: $9.3 million

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