The Bruckner Expressway, originally designed in the 1950s, is a vital piece of infrastructure in New York’s regional transportation network. The Bruckner Viaduct Deck Replacement project included the interchange of the Bruckner Expressway (I-278), Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) and Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Bronx Kills span (I-278), a key interchange serving more than 200,000 vehicles daily. Because of its location within existing high-density industrial and residential communities, maintaining state-of-good-repair for the main viaduct/interchange was critical to the sustainability of the region’s mobility network and economic well-being.

The project upgraded the existing Bruckner Expressway Mainline and Ramps NB, NX, RC, SB, RD and ND, extending service life by 40 years. Work involved major rehabilitation of six bridge structures, which included reconstruction of approximately 350,000 square feet of new concrete deck with stainless steel reinforcement, deck joint replacement (including the largest installation of Ultra-High Performance Concrete link slabs in New York State to date), bearing and jacking diaphragm replacement, steel repairs and limited painting, concrete substructure repairs and approach slab replacement.

Location: New York, NY

Client: New York State Department of Transportation