NJ Transit, Raritan River Drawbridge Replacement Design, Engineering and Construction Assistance – Phase 1

NJ Transit, Raritan River Drawbridge Replacement Design, Engineering and Construction Assistance – Phase 1

Project Overview

The Raritan River Bridge, a swing drawbridge built in 1908, was damaged during Superstorm Sandy.  Its replacement is a new, two track, moveable bridge.  Built next to the old bridge, it is significantly less vulnerable to severe weather events ad resultant service outages. The bridge links Perth Amboy and South Amboy. The bridge is the sole rail link for 17 of NJ Transit’s Coast Line’s 20 stations and nearly 10,000 commuters traveling to Newark and Manhattan every day. The bridge also transfers two million tons of freight each year.

Envision provided value engineering and document control, including developing and maintaining a records management system compatible with NJ Transit’s overall existing system.  The firm developed a Configuration Management Plan and Contract Documents Log that tracked decisions throughout the project’s life cycle.

Project Information

Owner New Jersey Transit
Project Start July 2016
Project End May 2017
Project Cost $9.3 M
Envision’s Role
  • Records Management
  • Control of Quality Records
  • Configuration Management
  • Value Engineering