BELVIDERE, NJ – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission today announced that contractors have completed a three-month repair and slope-stabilization project at the Riverton-Belvidere Toll-Supported Bridge.

Subsequently, recurring weekday off-peak travel restrictions are no longer needed at the two-lane truss bridge, which connects the Martins Creek-Belvidere Highway in the Riverton section of Lower Mount Bethel Township, PA., with Water Street in the Town of Belvidere, N.J.

Motorists had been restricted to an alternating single travel lane at the location from late August to early November to allow work crews to perform a variety of repairs on various structural components on the bridge. The repairs were needed, in part, because of damage and stress caused over the years by overweight truck violations, which occur more frequently at this location than at any of the Commission’s other river crossings.

Entitled the Riverton-Belvidere Toll-Supported Bridge Critical Member Strengthening Project, the undertaking involved gusset plate connection repairs, repair of lower chord members, and end post repairs. Additionally, the project included slope stabilization improvements along adjoining Commission parcels on both sides of the bridge.

The project was carried out by Road-Con, Inc. of West Chester, PA. under a competitively bid contract for a not-to-exceed amount of $708,707.

The Riverton-Belvidere Bridge was constructed by private investors in 1904 and currently has an 8-ton posted weight limit. It carried a daily average of 4,400 vehicles last year. A prior wooden bridge at this location opened as a privately tolled crossing in 1836.

 

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 seven toll bridges and 13 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans. 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 144.5 million cars and trucks in 2016. 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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