Skanska is reconstructing and rehabilitating the 120-year-old bridge on behalf of New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT).

Williamsburg Bridge c NYC DOT

“We’re thrilled to be providing infrastructure improvements to one of New York City’s vital East River crossings, which serves thousands of commuters each day, to and from Manhattan and Brooklyn,” said Bill Matre, senior vice president and general manager for Skanska USA Civil.

The rehabilitation includes structural steel repairs throughout the bridge superstructure, including beam repairs, hanger retrofitting and a temporary jacking system, truss chord repairs, replacement of truss elements, intermediate towers repairs and stringer repairs.

Other aspects of the project include the replacement of modular joints at the anchorages and approach piers and bearing rehabilitation at the approach piers.

The project is expected to reach completion in December 2025.