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Roosevelt Avenue Bridge

When it was completed in 1927, the Roosevelt Avenue Bridge in Flushing, NY, was the world’s largest trunnion bascule bridge.

Project Details

Project Partners
New York City Department of Transportation
Owner
New York City Department of Transportation
Location
Flushing, New York
Completion Date
Ongoing
Roosevelt Avenue Bridge in Manhattan. Thornton Tomasetti
Roosevelt Avenue Bridge in Manhattan. Thornton Tomasetti
Roosevelt Avenue Bridge in Manhattan. Thornton Tomasetti
Roosevelt Avenue Bridge in Manhattan. Thornton Tomasetti
Roosevelt Avenue Bridge, Flushing, New York. Thornton Tomasetti

A New Life for a Queens Thoroughfare

When it was completed in 1927, the Roosevelt Avenue Bridge in Flushing, NY, was the world’s largest trunnion bascule bridge. Today it carries four lanes of traffic on Roosevelt Avenue between Corona and Flushing in addition to two pedestrian sidewalks and three train tracks for the IRT Flushing and 7 train of the NYC Subway.

We are providing ongoing bridge inspections services to the New York City Department of Transportation for the rehabilitation of the 85-year old, two level, dual-use steel viaduct.

Highlights

  • The scope of our work includes the lower level bridge deck and sidewalk replacement along with new deck drainage, expansion joints and barriers.

  • The deck supporting the rehabilitation work includes new stringers, bearings, and floorbeam repairs. The floorbeams and other remaining steel elements will undergo abrasive blast cleaning for removal of lead paint and application of a new three-coat paint system.

  • The new deck is a concrete-filled grid deck system. A portion of the bridge structure spans the Van Wyck Expressway requiring work during off-peak hours.

  • The project also includes removal of abandoned control houses used to operate the movable bascule span which is no longer in operation.

  • Our engineers are reviewing the demolition plans to ensure protection of the waterway and the health and safety of the public traveling nearby the demolition activities.

  • All work is being performed in three construction stages to allow continuing pedestrian and vehicle access along Roosevelt Avenue with minimal impact to subway operations.

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