HVEA to perform on-site and laboratory testing of construction materials on the Goethals Bridge Replacement project

November 1, 2013

Chestnut Ridge, New York - HVEA Engineers has entered into an agreement to provide construction materials testing services for the Port Authority's design-build project to replace the Goethal's Bridge.

The design-build project is a Public-Private partnership (P3) between the PANYNJ and NYNJ Link Partnership—a joint venture of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Inc. and Kiewit Development, with Parsons Transportation Group of New York as lead designer.

HVEA will perform on-site testing of concrete, nuclear density testing of compacted fills, and a variety of laboratory services. We will also perform cross-hole sonic logging (CSL) of the drilled shaft foundations.

The new 900-foot-long span will be located south of the existing structure, over the Arthur Kill, a channel separating New Jersey and Staten Island. Construction is expected to begin this year and will be finished in late 2017.

The new span will have six 12-foot-wide lanes and 12-foot- wide shoulders and include a central strip wide enough to accommodate mass-transit service. A 10-foot-wide sidewalk and bike path will run along the northern edge of the New Jersey bound roadway.

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