Arch Bridge Reconstruction Shore Road Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
NYS Department of Transportation
Bay Ridge, the Brooklyn neighborhood adjacent to the Verrazano Bridge (which leads into Staten Island) is home to a number of arch bridges that pass over the heavily trafficked Shore Road Parkway. In 1999, YCC entered into a design-build contract with NYCDOT to replace two of the bridges ― at Third Avenue and Ridge Boulevard.
The scope of work included:
- Complete design and reconstruction of the two brick bridges, including minimum clearances
- Construction of a new superstructure, utilizing pre-cast arch members and pre-cast wing wall and spandrel wall sections
- Construction of new bridge spread footings and knee walls
- Installation of new architectural concrete parapets
- Replacement of all roadway and sidewalks
- Replacement of existent picket fencing
- Maintenance and support of all existing utilities throughout
- Installation of new utility lines and street lighting as needed
In building the bridges, YCC used the Bebo pre-cast arch design manufactured by Rotondo in conjunction with earth stabilized sidewalls ― a first-time use of either product by the NYCDOT. YCC also established criteria for Maintenance and Protection of Traffic (MPT) requirements, which resulted in smooth traffic flow during the project’s duration.
This project was a win-win for both YCC and NYCDOT. The design-build delivery method, combined with a strategic MPT plan, slashed one year off of the project schedule.