Route 7 Vertical Lift Bridge over the Passaic River

Rt. 7 (Belleville Turnpike, NJ)

Type: Tower Drive Vertical Lift
Location: Belleville Turnpike, NJ
Client: New Jersey Department of Transportation


Stafford Bandlow Engineering personnel provided construction engineering services to the contractor during the installation of the operating machinery for this new vertical lift bridge.

This project included the replacement of an existing bascule span with a new tower drive vertical lift bridge. SBE personnel provided engineering support for the machinery installation for the new bridge.  Support included direction and supervision for all span support and span drive machinery alignment, verification of counterweight rope tensions, and strain gage testing to balance the lift bridge.  SBE personnel have also inspected the mechanical and electrical systems on the bridge as part of the New Jersey DOT inspection program.