New Jersey Route 52 Causeway Railing
The New Jersey Route 52 Causeway Bridge Replacement is a $400 million New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) project that replaced the existing four outdated bridges with two new bridges along Route 52, which is the emergency evacuation route for Ocean City. The new bridges are not only able to accommodate more traffic, but are designed to be safer for drivers and reduce the rate of auto accidents. The bridges feature two high fixed spans over the Intracoastal Waterway and a touchdown on Rainbow Island. Shawnee Steel & Welding fabricated 32,000 lineal feet of architectural steel railing for the causeway, including over 18,000 feet of carbon steel rail and over 13,000 feet of aluminum rail. The sheer size of the project and the number of stakeholders required close coordination with NJDOT, Ocean City, Somers Point, and Atlantic and Cape May counties.