25 April 2013
A joint venture of Skanska Koch and Kiewit Infrastructure has won a a US$743.3 million contract to raise the deck of the Bayonne Bridge.
The contract for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is part of a US$1.29 billion programme to increase the bridge’s navigational clearance. The project will raise the deck by 19.5m and provide drivers with a road with safer 3.65m lanes, shoulders, a median divider and a 3.65m cycle and pedestrian path. It also will provide the capability for future mass transit options across the span.
Engineers will construct the new deck above the existing road, while traffic continues to flow on the deck below.
The same meeting of the authority’s commissioners authorised a US$1.5 billion public-private partnership to NYNJ Link Partnership to build a new Goethals Bridge and a US$15.3 million contract to Crisdel Group to resurface the Outerbridge Crossing.