Shore Parkway over Fresh Creek in Brooklyn, New York.
Transportation was retained by NYCDOT to provide Resident Engineering Inspection (REI) services for the complete demolition and reconstruction of this Shore (Belt) Parkway Bridge that spans the Fresh Creek Basin. Major work included multi-staged construction to demolish the existing bridge and construct new pile-supported concrete abutments and piers. The new superstructure consisted of composite steel stringers, concrete deck, elastomeric bearings, concrete barriers, sidewalks, bridge railings, and elastomeric joints. The reconstruction also included 900 feet of new approach roadway requiring soil surcharging to control settlements of the new roadway. The roadway consists of reinforced PCC pavement with permeable base on compacted subbase material.
The approaches were reconstructed to provide wider lanes, safety shoulders, median barriers, new drainage lines and structures, overhead sign structures, new street lighting, and a new roadway alignment to improve sight distance, overall safety, and rider comfort. A new asphalt bike path was constructed adjacent to the new roadway for the Park’s Department. The Belt Parkway is a major approach to JFK airport and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Our inspectors enforced strict maintenance of traffic control. The highway supports over 60,000 vehicles per day in each direction and coordination of lane closures. Lane closures were coordinated with the NYCDOT Office of Construction Mitigation & Coordination (OCMC). The site is also located within the Gateway National Recreation Area and Coastal Waterway and required continued coordination with US Parks, NYSDEC, GNRA, and the USCG.
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