Skanska will replace the hangers – also known as suspender ropes - and their protective sleeves, as well as rehabilitating the main cables of the 90-year-old suspension bridge. Other tasks under the contract for the Port Authority of New York & Jersey include the installation of dehumidification systems for the main cables and their anchorages.

Preliminary bid results had been announced in February, with Skanska’s bid of US451,841,279.87 beating ones from American Bridge Company and Traylor Bros; Tutor Perini Corporation/IHI; GWB Rehab Constructors JV; and Kiewit Infrastructure. The other bids ranged from US$479.6 million to US$654.1 million.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2025.