17 May 2013
New York State Department of Transportation has announced the list of four qualified bidders for the contract to replace the Kosciuszko Bridge.
Statements of qualification were received from six design-build teams and four groups were deemed qualified review. A request for proposals is expected to be issued to the bidders in the coming weeks.
The qualified teams are:
- CCA Civil-Halmar International - made up of CCA Civil and Halmar International with Ove Arup & Partners;
- K-Bridge Constructors Joint Venture – made up of Schiavone Construction, DeFoe and Dragados USA with Gannett Fleming;
- Kosciuszko Bridge Partners – made up of Tutor Perini and Aecom USA; and
- Skanska – Kiewit – ECCO III Joint Venture – made up of Skanska USA Civil Northeast, Kiewit Infrastructure and ECCO III Enterprises with HNTB.
One of the four shortlisted teams will be selected later this year to design and construct the new bridge.
The approximately US$550 million first phase of the project will replace the 73-year-old Kosciuszko Bridge on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
The six-lane bridge suffers from increasing levels of deterioration and escalating costs for repairs. When completed, the new 1.8km-long bridge will carry nine lanes over Newtown Creek at a lower elevation so that trucks and other vehicles can navigate more safely. The first phase will construct a new eastbound structure alongside the existing bridge and a subsequent second phase will build the westbound structure within the footprint of the existing bridge. The total construction cost for both phases is expected to be US$800 million.