UrbanTech is providing construction engineering services for the $743-million Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program (BBNCP). The project is being implemented to accommodate a new breed of Panamax ships passing through the widened Panama Canal which, due to their size, cannot physically pass beneath the existing 151-ft-high main span roadway. The Kill Van Kull is the only waterway into and out of the Ports of Newark, Howland Hook, and Elizabeth, and the current restrictive clearance of the bridge will stagnate continued economic growth and could possibly threaten the very existence of the Ports.
This mega-project includes the replacement of more than 5,000 feet of viaduct with cast-in-place and precast structural elements and reinforcement and reconfiguring of the existing steel arch structure to accommodate a new roadway 65 feet above the existing roadway.
UrbanTech’s cope include the design of the erection procedures lifting devices for the installation of the new bridge roadway and reconnecting the existing roadway. UrbanTech is also contracted to provide other construction engineering services related to construction of the approach spans. UrbanTech’s work started in 2014, and is expected to continue thought out project duration.