17 March 2014
Michael Baker Jr has won a two-year, US$8.0 million dollar contract for engineering work on the 80-year old Pulaski Skyway Bridge connecting Newark and Jersey City in the USA.
The project for New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) involves deck replacement and structural rehabilitation work on two structures.
The Pulaski Skyway is a key component of the metropolitan transportation network and acts as a major traffic corridor between New Jersey and New York. It crosses over both the Hackensack and Passaic rivers in New Jersey. The goal of the rehabilitation project is to rehabilitate the structure and address the existing structural deficiencies, make safety improvements, and achieve a life expectancy of at least 75 years before another major rehabilitation is necessary.
Baker’s services include structural rehabilitation design of two ramp structures, as well as geotechnical, civil, traffic and electrical designs in support of the entire project. Additionally, Baker will provide overall coordination of the public outreach programme, as well as document management for both the design and public outreach components for the entire project.