Skanska lands multimillion-dollar bridge revamp in NY


Skanska has landed a $167 million bridge revamp in New York. 

skanska's new york bridge
by Rory ButlerNovember 16, 2022

Inside the deal: The US division of the firm will rehabilitate the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn, having won the contract from the New York City Department of Transportation (DoT). 

The 7,308-ft bridge spans the East River, connecting Lower East Side Manhattan with Brooklyn. 

The bridge carries more than 100,000 vehicles and 90,000 people on the subway daily. The contract win will address the current “safety and transportation issues” associated with the structure, according to Crain’s New York. 

What next? 

  • Rehabilitation and reconstruction 
  • Structural steel repairs 
  • New beams, towers, modular joints and trusses 
  • De-leaded and repainted elements 

Skanska will also replace the bridge’s fire standpipe network, rigid piping usually installed in a vertical position, essentially operating as a fire hydrant. It will also install an Intelligent Transportation System. 

“The bridge is included in the reconstruction program for the East River bridges that started in 1982,” said Skanska. “The program was initiated when it became apparent that the bridges were in such critical condition that NYC DoT either had to reconstruct the bridges or replace them.” 

The project will finish in December 2025.  

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