The bridge over Route 24 replaced a 56-year old deteriorated four span steel bridge used by horses and hikers. The design allowed an increase in clearance and elimination of two of three existing piers while maintaining existing approach grades.
As a fully post-tensioned design, the deck is highly durable and requires little maintenance. Because the deck is part of the precast section, the entire superstructure was erected in only four weeks.
The old steel bridge enjoyed a second life as falsework before ultimately being recycled. After the old deck was removed, the existing steel girders were welded together to form box beams to support the new segments during erection.