Ready For A Bright Future

by Edwin Skrobacz, Jr., P.E., Supervising Structural Engineer; WSP\Parsons Brinckerhoff, Lawrenceville, NJ,
Daniel Zaleski, P.E., Structural Engineer; WSP\Parsons Brinckerhoff, Lawrenceville, NJ,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2016, Vol. 86, Issue 9, Pg. 62-69


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Dubbed “the world’s most brilliant bridge” at its opening, in 1938, the Easton–Phillipsburg Toll Bridge between Pennsylvania and New Jersey had been more than dulled by time. Its steel structure had corroded—in some cases significantly—from exposure to water, salt, and debris. But a program to clean, paint, and structurally rehabilitate the crossing, which includes what was the longest steel truss in the nation at the time of its construction, has brought the bridge back to life.

Subject Headings: Steel structures | Salt water | Steel bridges | Steel construction | Infrastructure construction | Tolls | Corrosion | United States | North America | Pennsylvania | New Jersey

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