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Roosevelt Island Bridge

  • Roosevelt Island Bridge

The Roosevelt Island Bridge is a lift span bridge, meaning that the center span lifts vertically to allow ships to safely pass along the East River. The bridge connects the borough of Queens with Roosevelt Island and is over 410 meters in length. Construction will took place in stages to minimize impact on vehicular traffic since the bridge is the only means by which cars can access the island. The scope of work involved re-decking of both the main span and the approaches to the bridge, replacement of the bridge’s machinery and lift cables, installation of seismic bearings on the approach structures, installation of new bridge railing, complete painting of the bridge, repair of the bridge’s fender system, and the bridge’s electrical system. The project also included the reconstruction of the approaches concrete walls, and bridge piers.


Michael Iacovella
Vice President, Head of Communications Skanska USC
Skanska USA Inc.


Service: Construction
Mark segment: Bridges
Start date: 2007
Completion date: 2011
Clients: New York City Department of Transportation
Country: United States
City: New York
Project status: Completed