Verrazzano-narrows  Bridge Rehab., Brooklyn

CLIENT

E.E. Cruz

COMPLETION DATE

2019

SCOPE OF SERVICES

  • Concrete Sampling & Testing

  • Asphalt Sampling & Testing

  • Soils Sampling & Testing

  • Special Inspections

    • Structural Steel – Welding

    • Structural Steel – Details

    • Structural Steel – High Strength Bolting

    • Steel Shop Inspection

    • Concrete Cast-in-Place

    • Subsurface Conditions – In-Place Density  

Verrazzano Bridge Courtesy of Oleg Albin

Photo Courtesy of Oleg Albinsky

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The 13-lane double decker suspension bridge connecting the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island otherwise separated by the Narrows of New York Bay. The 13,700 ft. long bridge is named for the first documented European explorer that set foot in New York Harbor in 1594. The Verrazzano-Narrows bridge first opened in 1964 with the lower level opening in 1969.  In New York terms, it is a relatively young architectural masterpiece but is no less statuesque or crucial to inter-borough travel. The most recent reconstruction of the bridge began in 2014 and is still ongoing as of Autumn 2020. For the first 17 years of its existence it held the title of the world’s longest suspension bridge, it now ranks 14th for longest main span, and still holds the title in the Americas. The bridge’s namesake was famously misspelled in the original construction contract, leaving out one of the Z’s, and this was not corrected until October of 2018. Amaracon was contracted by E. E. Cruz to complete the immense task of sampling and testing all concrete for this overhaul of both decks of the bridge, and we were more than up to the task!

PROJECT TYPE

Civil