Skanska wins $452m contract to refurbish George Washington Bridge in US

WCN Editorial Team 13 Oct 2017 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Swedish construction and development firm Skanska has won a contract to rehabilitate and replace supporting structures and provide upgrades for the George Washington Bridge in New York, US.

The SEK3.9bn ($452m) contract for the bridge has been awarded by the Port Authority of New York and Jersey.

Under the contract, Skanska will replace suspender ropes and protective sleeves, rehabilitate the main cables, install dehumidification systems for the main cables and their anchorages.

Additionally, the Stockholm-based company will also replace the main span sidewalks and upper level railings with fencing on the bridge.

Furthermore, the project also includes construction of approach structures for the main span sidewalks and replacement of the roadway lighting on the main span and installation of sidewalk lighting.

Construction work is currently under progress and is scheduled to be completed in 2025.

Skanska specialises in building construction, civil infrastructure and developing commercial properties in select US markets.

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