Nottingham Way is an urban arterial street passing through a historic industrial area in the City of Trenton and Township of Hamilton, New Jersey. As a result of extensive deterioration, the existing Nottingham Way Bridge over the Assunpink Creek was determined to be functionally obsolete, resulting in a closure of the bridge and roadway. The County of Mercer contracted with NV5 to perform preliminary and final design services including the preparation of contract plans, specifications, environmental studies and permits, and construction support services.
The existing single span steel through girder bridge founded on stone abutments was replaced with a 51’ wide by 105’ long structure consisting of a reinforced concrete deck and hybrid plate girders founded on stub abutments on drilled shafts. The existing historic stone abutments were left in-place to address scour concerns and mitigate impacts to the historic area. Extensive overhead and underground utilities required close coordination to stage the construction of the bridge and maintain uninterrupted service to adjacent industrial and residential properties.
Project work included a hydrologic and hydraulic study, wetland delineation, environmental permitting, cultural resource study, field survey, utility relocations, and maintenance and protection of traffic during construction.