Environmental Resolutions, Inc. (ERI) is providing engineering design and bidding services for the Palmyra Cove Nature Park Boardwalk and Pier Rehabilitation Project. According to the Palmyra Cove Nature Park Master Plan Update 2019, the piers and boardwalks have been damaged by and clogged from debris large and small carried by the river as well as generalized exposure to the weather. The railing and boardwalk decking are deteriorating. A more detailed examination of the boardwalk substructural components is needed to assess the usefulness of these components for reutilization. A field investigation is being performed as part of the overall engineering design for the rehabilitation of the boardwalk and piers.
Work on the Pedestrian Bridge is to be limited to the wooden superstructure components, specifically the deck planks and railings. Work on the approach spans will be limited to the superstructure, specifically stringers that support the decking, decking itself and the railing.
Permitting services for this portion of the project include the wetland delineation and NJDEP permit application pursuant to the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act Rules (N.J.A.C.7:7A), Coastal Zone Management Rules (N.J.A.C.7:7), and Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules (N.J.A.C.7:13).
Additional work involves several additional trail sections that have a top layer of stone, but have some areas are thin, potholed and uneven and dirt trails that have become overgrown with vegetation and trail with portions that are potholed. As the clearing of overgrown vegetation and the re-leveling and re-filling of potholes in a trail’s surface is work that is considered normal maintenance, no permitting is required for this portion of the work.
ERI is also performing a Preliminary Investigation and providing a preliminary cost estimate after the field investigation and documentation of existing conditions is complete. The design will be based on the field survey and construction plans, specifications and final cost estimate prepared.