This project for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is part of a 40-year, $1.5 billion design-build-finance-operate-maintain contract. The joint venture will design and build the project and turn it over to the developers in early 2018 for them to operate and maintain the structures for the remaining 40 year term. The existing bridge, which was built in 1928, was the Port Authority’s first bi-state project and is named after Major General George Goethals; a builder of the Panama Canal and first consulting engineer for the Port. The new 1.4 mile long twin structures, with their 950-foot long main spans over the Arthur Kill tidal strait, will carry three lanes of traffic each way between Staten Island, New York and the City of Elizabeth, New Jersey. This project will provide pedestrian and bicycle access for a safe, scenic passageway as well as contain state-of-the-art smart bridge technology for improved incident response times. The twin structures are also designed to allow for future mass-transit lanes between the bridges when needed in the future.
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