PROJECT OVERVIEW

“Working on the Highway”

(Bruce Springsteen)

 

KEW GARDENS INTERCHANGE PROJECT

INFRASTRUCTURE & OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENT

The Kew Gardens Interchange in Queens, New York serves nearly 600,000 vehicles per day and is notorious for traffic congestion. This design-build project includes the replacement of 15 bridges and reconstruction of several sections of roadway to enhance safety and improve traffic flow. GEODesign was retained by Halmar International to provide support of excavation (SOE) designs for bridge piers, abutments, retaining walls, and utility improvements.

KEW GARDENS INTERCHANGE PROJECT

Construction staging was critical for this project because it was required to maintain existing traffic patterns during construction of all new bridges. At one location, demolition of the existing bridge and construction of the new bridge were performed in stages. The existing structure was a double arch bridge constructed in the 1930s, with two additional arch spans added in the 1950s. Detailed coordination was required to design an SOE system that avoided and considered the existing arch bridge.

The Solutions Unearthed

 

Client: Halmar International

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