International Bridge Technologies

Goethals Bridge Replacement – Staten Island, New York

Technical details
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Construction Completed: 2018

Elizabeth, New Jersey/ Staten Island, New York
General Contractor: Kiewit-Weeks-Massman, AJV (KWM), a joint venture comprised of Kiewit Infrastructure, Weeks Marine, and Massman Construction. Construction Engineer: Parsons
SYSTRA IBT’s Role: Independent Checking Engineer

This superstructure is a twin structure, carrying three lanes and a shoulder in each direction, a multi-use path, and a provision for future mass transit to be placed in the center. Each cable-stayed structure is 1,982 ft (604 m) long, with a main span of 900 ft (274 m), and consists of a steel grillage made composite with full-depth concrete panels. There is a total of 10,570 ft (3222 m) of approach bridges, with a typical 170 ft (51.8 m) span consisting of precast prestressed concrete girders and a CIP deck.

SYSTRA IBT was appointed as the Independent Checking Engineer by the NYNJ Link Partners, a joint venture between Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Asset (MIRA) and Kiewit Development Corporation. In the role of Independent Checking Engineer, SYSTRA IBT performed a completely independent analysis of the bridge structure based on the design plans including independent modeling, structural verification, and compliance reviews conforming to contractual requirements.


  • 2018 Engineering News Record (ENR) Awards, New York – Best Project in Highways/Bridges, Best Project for Excellence in Safety and Project of the Year
  • 2018 55th Annual American Concrete Institute, New Jersey – Grand Award
  • 2018 Concrete Industry Board Annual Awards – 57th Annual Roger H. Corbetta Award for Quality Concrete
  • 2018 ACEC of New Jersey – Award for Engineering Excellence

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