Reconstruction of Manhattan Bridge - Rehabilitation of North Spans

  • Rehabilitation of the North Spans

Skanska was awarded a $189 million contract to rehabilitate the north spans of the Manhattan Bridge.

The 5,800 foot long bridge, which spans the East River between the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, was built in 1909.  Years of use and neglect caused rapid deterioration to this historical and architectural monument, forcing the New York City Department of Transportation to initiate a massive reconstruction program consisting of 12 contracts, the first of which began in 1982. 

The rehabilitation of the north spans will include:
· replacement of 18 million pounds of steel as part of the north upper roadway
· reconstruction of subway framing
· construction of a pathway for bicycle and pedestrian travel over the East River
· installation of an Intelligent Transportation System that will serve as a direct link between the bridge and New York City's main traffic control center

Comprised of two upper roadway decks, four New York City Transit tracks and a three lane lower roadway, the Manhattan Bridge carries more than 78,000 vehicles and 266,000 subway commuters each day.

The Manhattan Bridge is the most heavily traveled of all the East River spans.

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