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Work progressing on new pedestrian bridge

EJ Electric carried out the electrical work and the bridge has been welded in place.

Electrical work on the new West Thames Pedestrian Bridge in Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan has been completed ahead of a planned Spring opening.

The structure will replace the Rector Street Pedestrian Bridge, which was constructed after 9/11 to restore access to Battery Park City from the World Trade Center area.

The new, prefabricated bridge was built on barges off Red Hook in Brooklyn and transported to Lower Manhattan for installation.

In a unique, off-site design-assist collaboration with Skanska, E-J Electric completed and tested electrical installations prior to the bridge being set in place.

As a practice, E-J Electric has expanded prefab solutions in-house, delivering offsite solutions for onsite assemblies.

“We are honored to work with the NYCEDC and Skanska on this important infrastructure project to make Lower Manhattan more accessible and safer for pedestrians,” said Anthony Mann, President and CEO of E-J Electric. “We look forward to many New Yorkers and visitors enjoying the distinctive new bridge connecting Battery Park City to the World Trade Center.”

The new steel structure was welded into place above West Street over the summer. The bridge is designed by WXY Architecture, which worked in conjunction with engineering consultant Weidlinger Associates.

Funding and support for the project is being provided by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the Battery Park City Authority.

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