March 9, 2016

Another 224 Years?


The Route 206 stone masonry arch bridge over Stony Brook, New Jersey’s oldest bridge carrying highway traffic, re-opened — no trucks — Sunday, after the New Jersey Department of Transportation completed emergency repairs, including the colorful portable dam that was installed around the footing of the bridge. Extensive permanent reconstruction will be required, with designers and engineers looking ahead to imagine what might be traveling over that bridge between now and 2240. (Photo by Emily Reeves)