Local Bridges Fund

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The Local Bridges Fund program provides funds for preventive maintenance, rehabilitation, and selective replacement of county bridges.

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Local Bridges Fund Milestones

Notification of Funds


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August - December

Resolution & Agreement Execution

August - April

Project Award

36 months after Notification of Funds

Who is Eligible

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  • New Jersey Counties

Program Benefits

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    Remove bridge(s) from the Structurally Deficient list

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    Remove bridge(s) from the Scour Critical list

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    Remove bridge(s) from the Functionally Obsolete list

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    Prevent bridge(s) from becoming Structurally Deficient or Scour Critical

Selection Criteria

Primary Interventions

  • Structurally Deficient Bridges
  • Functionally Obsolete Bridges
  • Scour Critical Bridges

Secondary Interventions

  • Minor Bridges
  • Structures that require Priority 1 or Priority 2 repairs
  • Bridge elements that have a conditions rating of 5 that are expected to be downgraded to a 4 within the next rating cycle

Project Profile

Cotton Mill Bridge Replacement, Atlantic County

Atlantic County completed its $6.5 million full replacement of the Cotton Mill Bridge in Mays Landing. The original Cotton Mill Bridge was built in 1940, and is located in downtown Mays Landing near Mill Street and the Lake Lenape Dam over the Great Egg Harbor River. The new bridge was widened to accommodate 6' sidewalks and 15' shared use lanes which will make the bridge pedestrian and bicycle compatible. Aesthetic treatments were included to compliment the historic district of Mays Landing. This project was funded by 2015-2017 Local Bridges Fund, plus a County contribution of $2.8 million in funding for the project.

How to Apply

Applications must be made through the SAGE system. Instructions are available. The major components are the Scope of Work, explaining how the project meets each of the criteria, and the Data Sheet. All applications must include maps and photos are encouraged to show expected project achievements. All applications are scored based in part on the online applications and supporting documentation.

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