Skanska books $167M Williamsburg Bridge rehab

Award: Williamsburg Bridge rehabilitation and reconstruction
Value: $167 million
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Client: New York City DOT

Skanska USA, the U.S. division of the Swedish-based contractor, will rehabilitate the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn, New York, the firm announced Monday. The New York City DOT awarded the $167 million contract to Skanska. 

The 7,308-foot bridge spans the East River, connecting the Lower East Side of Manhattan with Brooklyn. It first opened in 1903 and was the largest suspension bridge in the world at the time. Four, 18-inch diameter cables weighing 4,344 tons suspend the bridge from 310-foot towers. As of 2018, about 105,000 vehicles, 7,000 cyclists, and 5,500 pedestrians crossed the bridge daily. 

The project will include structural steel repairs such as floor beams, trusses and intermediate towers. Skanska will also need to replace modular joints at anchorages and approach piers, while fully replacing the bridge’s fire standpipe system and existing bridge asphalt overlay system.

The project began last month, and will conclude in December 2025.

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