Parallel Line

by Steve Esposito, P.E., (M.ASCE), Lead Structural Engineer, Technical Principal; WSP\Parsons Brinckerhoff, Lawrenceville, NJ,
Joseph Mumber, P.E., (M.ASCE), Vice President, Senior Technical Principal, Structures Department Manager; WSP\Parsons Brinckerhoff, Lawrenceville, NJ,
David Rue, P.E., Senior Supervising Engineer, Senior Technical Principal; WSP\Parsons Brinckerhoff, Lawrenceville, NJ,
Pankesh Patel, P.E., Project Manager; New Jersey Department of Transportation, Trenton, NJ,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 1, Pg. 68-75,78

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The Manahawkin Bay Bridge carries Route 72 from the mainland of Ocean County, New Jersey, to the seaside destination of Long Beach Island. Since the route is the only vehicular link to the island, the bridge is critical for both tourism and hurricane evacuation. To increase redundancy, capacity, and safety, a 17-span, 2,400 ft long bridge parallel to the existing crossing has been constructed, and the existing bridge and its approach structures are being rehabilitated.

Subject Headings: Bridges | Islands | Structural safety | Existing buildings | Bays | Ocean engineering | Beaches | Vehicles | New Jersey | United States

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