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Bridge walkway reopens with new composite decking

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A summer-long project to replace the Lower Trenton (“Trenton Makes”) Toll-Supported Bridge’s walkway decking has reached completion, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced last week.

This means that periodic closures of the bridge’s walkway will no longer be necessary and the walkway is once again available for the public’s use on a 24/7 basis.

For roughly the past two months, a series of periodic walkway closures were implemented to carry out the walkway redecking project. The work involved commission maintenance personnel who remove the walkway’s weathered wooden planks and replacement them with new composite decking.

The 1,022-foot-long, 8-foot-wide walkway last underwent replacement six years ago. The new composite decking is expected to wear better and last longer than the prior wooden planks.


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