ACRA Member firm Richard Grubb & Associates Inc. (RGA) is part of the team that won an Award of Merit from ENR New York for the River Road Bridge Over Raritan Valley Railroad, Emergency Bridge Replacement in Branchburg Township, NJ. RGA was responsible for the cultural resources work on the the project.

RGA provided cultural resources services for the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s replacement of the River Road Bridge at milepost 39.20 of NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Line in the Township of Branchburg, Somerset County. Constructed in 1891, the River Road Bridge is a contributing resource to the National Register-eligible Central Railroad of New Jersey Main Line Corridor Historic District. As such, RGA completed mitigation prior to the bridge’s removal which included documentation of the bridge and its setting in accordance with the Historic American Engineering Record, and the development of a salvage plan for components of the bridge’s substructure, including the bridge’s four cast-iron bents, to be repurposed in interpretive displays or as donation material to museums or local organizations.

More information on the award, including the other companies on the project (including ACRA member firm WSP for the lead design!), can be found here. Congratulations to RGA!