County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
October 19, 2018

Arneystown-Hornerstown Bridge in Upper Freehold is Open

UPPER FREEHOLD, NJ –The Arneystown-Hornerstown Bridge (U-45) over Crosswicks Creek reopened to traffic on Oct. 18 after three years of closure.

The bridge was replaced due to the deterioration of the original wooden substructure, built in 1958. The new concrete bridge retains two lanes of traffic with upgraded guide rail, drainage and approach roadways.

“We appreciate the cooperation and patience of all Monmouth County residents who may have been inconvenienced during the construction period,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering. “I’m happy to say they will find a better-quality structure that will withstand a number of factors due to its concrete components.”

Lucas Brothers, Inc. of Morganville was awarded the construction contract in the estimated amount of $2.1 million.

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