Fair Lawn Avenue bridge over the Passaic River

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The first Wrecking Wednesday of 2022 from the bridge demolition experts brings you the Fair Lawn Avenue bridge removal over the Passaic River in New Jersey!

This bridge, which was originally constructed in 1925, spanned the Passaic River connecting Paterson and Fair Lawn. Starting at the west end of the bridge, Sessler Wrecking first removed the steel grid deck, transverse grid deck support beams and stingers. The cantilevered steel sidewalk outriggers were also removed in conjunction with the deck removal.

Slider beams were then placed under the existing bridge for the truss to be dropped onto. Once the truss was free, it was lifted and pulled off the pier and was dismantled in twenty-foot increments as it was pulled onto land with multiple excavators where the steel was dismantled and processed. This process was repeated for the other span of bridge from the east side.

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