Skanska USA has signed a $452 million contract with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to rehabilitate and replace supporting structures and provide upgrades for the George Washington Bridge.
Skanska will replace suspender ropes and protective sleeves, rehabilitate the main cables, install dehumidification systems for the main cables and their anchorages, and replace the main span sidewalks and upper level railings with fencing.
The project also includes constructing approach structures for the main span sidewalks, replacing the roadway lighting on the main span, and installing sidewalk lighting.
“Skanska USA is pleased to continue our partnership with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in efforts to ensure the continued vitality of our transportation infrastructure,” said Michael Viggiano, Executive Vice President at Skanska USA and lead for civil construction in the Northeast. “From the redevelopment of LaGuardia Central Terminal B and the WTC Transportation Hub, to raising the roadway on the Bayonne Bridge and this latest rehabilitation of the George Washington Bridge – Skanska is proud or our role alongside PANYNJ in reshaping transit in New York City for generations to come.”
Construction underway and is expected to be completed in 2025.
Skanska has extensive experience building and rehabilitating New York City’s bridges and other vital transportation infrastructure.
Skanska recently completed Phase I of the $555 million project to replace the former Kosciuszko Bridge – the first major new bridge constructed in New York City in more than fifty years.
In addition to opening the new Queens-bound span in April, Skanska completed the complex task of lowering the 2,400-ton main span of the original bridge and conducted a controlled implosion to remove the remaining approaches and other structural elements