Goethals Bridge Replacement Program


Staten Island, New York, and Elizabeth, New Jersey


HNTB helps launch Northeast’s first transportation infrastructure P3 project


•    Bi-state project rallies multiple stakeholders
•    Performance criteria to dramatically increase safety mobility and accommodate future mass transit
•    Technical requirements include smart bridge technology, traffic detection system

HNTB is technical adviser to the Goethals Bridge Replacement Program, led by The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. The bistate venture, the Northeast’s first transportation infrastructure public-private partnership project, is replacing the 1928 Goethals Bridge with dual cable-stayed spans and stakeholder support, spanning both sides of the Arthur Kill waterway. Each new span features a 53-foot roadway, allowing ample space for big rigs, passenger vehicles and emergency vehicles. Other features include bicycle and pedestrian access, smart bridge technology, a traffic detection system and new structural standards, including regional specific vehicle live loads.

HNTB helped lead the development of procurement documents and a program management plan. HNTB is providing technical oversight of the design; compliance and quality auditing; construction oversight support; third-party coordination with outside agencies, utilities and governmental entities; records and process management; change management; and Federal Highway Administration coordination.