Skanska wins bridge contract in New York

By Becca Wilkins06 November 2009

Skanska has secured a US$ 150 million (SEK 1 billion) contract from the New York City Department of Transportation to rebuild the Manhattan Bridge in New York, US.

The contract will be included in order bookings for the fourth quarter and involves the replacement of the bridge's suspension structures.

More than 600 suspender cables will be replaced and the four main cables will be re-wrapped. The bearings for the eight main trusses will also be replaced.

In addition, inspection platforms will be installed under the bridge and the so-called necklace lighting on the bridge's two exterior suspender cables will be replaced.

The work is due to start in early 2010, with completion scheduled for mid-2013.

The new assignment is the third to be secured by Skanska for the Manhattan Bridge since 2000.

In New York, Skanska has also rehabilitated the Williamsburg Bridge, the Queensborough Bridge and the Triborough Bridge.

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