08 February 2012
The New York State Thruway Authority and the New York State Department of Transportation today released a list of four teams qualified to bid for the US$5 billion new Tappan Zee Hudson River crossing project.
Statements of qualification were received from five design-build consortiums, and four groups were deemed qualified after a multi-agency technical review. The qualified firms will have an opportunity to bid on the design and construction contract for the replacement bridge. A request for proposals for the redesigned Tappan Zee Bridge is expected to be issued to the bidders in the coming weeks.
The qualified teams are:
- Hudson River Bridge Constructors - including Dragados USA, Flatiron Constructors, Samsung C&T, E&C Americas and Yonkers Contracting Company;
- Kiewit-Skanska-Weeks JV - Kiewit Infrastructure, Skanska USA Civil Northeast, Weeks Marine;
- Tappan Zee Bridge Partners - Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation and Tutor Perini Corporation;
- Tappan Zee Constructors - Fluor Enterprises, American Bridge Company, Granite Construction Northeast and Traylor Bros.
After design-build proposals are submitted and reviewed, one of the four short-listed consortiums will be selected later this year to construct the new bridge.
"New York can now begin the single largest bridge project in its modern history,” said New York State Thruway Authority chairman Howard P. Milstein said. “The eventual contract awardee will be setting a national standard for similar mega-projects that are completed on an accelerated and environmentally sound schedule."
State Department of Transportation commissioner Joan McDonald said: "Today marks a significant milestone in Governor Cuomo's push to make a new Tappan Zee Bridge a reality. Through an extensive review process, technical experts from the state Department of Transportation and the Thruway Authority recommended these qualified companies, which are ready to compete for the opportunity to design and construct the new bridge. With this achievement and last week's release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, New York State is moving forward on this critical project after years of study and delay."