Described as the Workhorse of the East River Span, the Manhattan Bridge opened its roadway nearly a century ago and was showing immense wear and tear. In the 1980's, the New York City Department of Transportation launched a rehabilitation program. Incorporating thousands of tons of steel, the bridge’s four stiffening trusses have been reinforced, the decking and bearings have been replaced, and the main cables have been re-anchored.
New York, NY
Owner: New York City Department of Transportation New York, NY
Designer and Structural Engineer: Weidlinger Associates New York, NY
General Contractor: Koch Skanska, Inc. Carteret, NJ
Structural Steel Fabricator: American Bridge Manufacturing Coraopolis, PA
Structural Steel Erectors: Northeast Structural Steel Mt. Vernon, NY; Koch Skanska Carteret, NJ
Miscellaneous, Architectural, and Ornamental Metal Erectors: Northeast Structural Steel Mt. Vernon, NY; Koch Skanska Carteret, NJ