The Manhattan Bridge is about to undergo yet another rehabilitation project. In October, the city’s Department of Transportation awarded the $75.9 million contract to Skanska, which will perform structural restoration of the 109-year-old East River crossing.
As reported last year, this latest round of action is part of ongoing rehabilitation efforts that began way back in 1982. In fact, this is the 15th such project since then. Plans call for replacing corroded steel, replacing the rosettes ringing the four decorative globes (some of which are falling into the East River), installing new cornices, swapping out the deteriorated brackets (there are 10 on each tower), rehabbing trench drains on the roadway, and repairing the south walkway fence that is more than a century old.
The rehab begins this fall and is set to last until (at least) 2021.
Source: Bowery Boogie