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Monmouth County, New Jersey

The Route 36 Highlands Bridge connects Sea Bright and Atlantic Highlands over the Shrewsbury River in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The new bridge replaces a movable bridge originally built in 1932. The two new precast segmental concrete box girder structures provide a 65’ vertical clearance over the Shrewsbury River and carry two 12 foot lanes of traffic in each direction.


The 1,600-foot long bridge consists of two separate structures with span lengths from 109’ to 231’. Each structure is 46’ wide and varies in depth from 8’ to 11’. The precast segmental concrete piers have a hollow box shape and are vertically post-tensioned. The superstructure is built in balanced cantilever using barge-mounted cranes.

Corven Engineering was the engineer of record for the special segments and created the final design and details of special segments, segmental bridge specifications, and engineering support during construction.

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