Last month, Sweetmans Lane (Rt. 527) finally reopened to the public after being closed for approximately 16 months as Monmouth County engineers worked to replace the Millhurst dam and spillway and reconstruct the bridge over Manalapan Brook.
The bridge, originally constructed in 1953, was widened to meet current standards and the road was realigned to avoid disturbing the historic Millhurst Mills building, according to the Department of Transportation.
Beneath the bridge, the earthen embankment dam was widened in order to support the new road construction, the spillway walls were reinforced with concrete and a sidewalk was added, according to the DOT.
So, what do you think of the new bridge and dam? How about the newly refurbished exterior of Millhurst Mills?
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