Gingerbread Castle Road Bridge
Borough of Hamburg
Sussex County, NJ
The Gingerbread Castle Road Bridge over the Wallkill River was a single-lane bridge which had severely deteriorated over the years, prompting the Sussex County Department of Engineering to call for its replacement. The new structure consists of precast concrete deck panels composite with built-up steel girders (Inverset™ bridge system), and Texas-style precast concrete parapets. The existing bridge was a contributing element to the historic buildings surrounding it (primarily the Wheatsworth Mill originally constructed in 1808 and the Gingerbread Castle constructed in 1930), and its replacement had to meet the approval of the NJ State Historic Preservation Office.
SPECIAL PROJECT FEATURES:
On March 20, 2008 at the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New Jersey Awards Banquet, the County of Sussex was presented with a Distinguished Award for Engineering Excellence for the recent Replacement of Gingerbread Castle Road Bridge H9-01 over the Wallkill River in Hamburg.
The Design Consultant, Maser Associates prepared a handsome presentation board for the Project
(download PDF file).