HNTB Helps Set the Standard for Design-Build Projects in New York
- Project represents NYSDOT’s largest design-build project to date
- Innovative design improves constructability
- K” Bridge establishes statewide model for design-build projects
HNTB serves as lead designer for the new Kosciuszko Bridge Project, which carries traffic over Newtown Creek between Brooklyn and Queens, New York. A new cable-stayed bridge, which replaces the structurally deficient, 76-year-old existing span, is among the region’s first major cable-stayed bridges. As the New York State Department of Transportation’s largest-ever design-build project, it also sets the precedent for future design-builds statewide.
Working closely with the construction joint venture of SKE (Skanska-Kiewit-ECCO III), HNTB’s team is implementing leading-edge design solutions to improve constructability and minimize unique environmental, traffic, construction and community impacts – all packaged in an iconic design.
When completed, the Kosciuszko Bridge promises to significantly reduce traffic slowdowns that were common on the old bridge.