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Contractors World International- 2017 Vol 8 No 2


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Major Milestone In Raising USA Bridge

On Monday, February 20, 2017, the Skanska-Kiewit joint venture project team celebrated the opening of the new northbound roadway of the Bayonne Bridge.


Connecting New York and New Jersey, the newly opened roadway sits 19.5 m (64 feet) higher than the original—nested within the upper reaches of one of the longest steel arch bridges in the world.

After demolition of the lower deck is completed this summer, the new bridge will allow for a total of 65.5 m (215 feet) of clearance above the main shipping channel below.

The extra clearance is essential in accommodating “New Panamax” ships, which are the latest and largest generation of container vessels named for the newly expanded Panama Canal

The project is believed to be the first time a new roadway has been constructed above an existing bridge span that also remained fully operational, allowing for traffic to continue underneath. It is one of the most technical engineering challenges Skanska has ever undertaken, who take great pride in the commitment and ingenuity of their team.

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