PROJECT OVERVIEW

“I’D BUILD A BRIDGE THAT WOULD BRING YOU BACK TO ME”

(I’d Build A Bridge, Glen Campbell | Songwriter: Mike Settle)

 

Newark Bay Bridge

Foundation Improvements at Three Bridge Piers

The Newark Bay Bridge is a steel arch bridge that connects Newark and Bayonne, New Jersey. The 1,270-foot-long bridge, which is owned by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA), has been in service since 1956. The bridge superstructure is supported by concrete piers rising up to 115 feet above the bay. The piers are founded on steel H piles bearing on rock. Anomalous movements were detected at the deck joints of three bridge piers, with one possibility being that the movements were due to foundation rotations.

Newark Bay Bridge

GEODesign was the lead geotechnical engineer for the evaluation of the existing foundations and the design of possible additional supplemental foundations. In addition, GEODesign evaluated the use of cofferdams at the three pier locations so that the contractor could perform concrete pier rehabilitation work in the dry.

The Solutions Unearthed

Client: New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) | Parsons

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