Pulaski Skyway Contract 5
Kearny, New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)
The Pulaski Skyway is a 3.5-mile-long bridge that serves as a direct link to and from New York City via the Holland Tunnel. The bridge carries over 74,000 vehicles a day through Hudson and Essex Counties. The replacement of piers was the first time in the Skyway’s history that the truss was jacked and placed on temporarily structures for live traffic while the piers and foundation went through the replacement process. The project was a joint venture between Ferreira and Tutor Perini. The joint venture was responsible for the removal and disposal of the existing Kearny suspended steel bridge and piers, installation of temporary cofferdams and towers, installation of new structural steel, and roadway concrete and sidewalks. This project has received recognition and multiple engineering awards.
The Pulaski Skyway was named for General Casimir Pulaski, an American Revolutionary hero who died in 1779.