New York MTA completes pedestal restoration project at Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

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Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Bridges and Tunnels and Construction & Development personnel said the New York agency has completed the pedestal restoration project at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge.

The $34 million endeavor designed and built by Kiewit Infrastructure Company was completed three months ahead of schedule and under budget.

“This is another successful MTA project that has been delivered faster, better and under budget,” Janno Lieber, president of MTA Construction & Development, said. “Kudos to our workforce, our partners in organized labor, and the contractors who kept this project going safely during the COVID crisis so our transportation network – including our bridges – are ready as people return to work.”

The scope of work, per officials, involved restoring the granite façade to original condition, with all joints sealed to protect the tower foundations, which support the 693-foot-high towers weighing 27,000 tons each.

“Restoring these structural elements ensures the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge will continue to serve our customers throughout the region for decades to come,” said Daniel F. DeCrescenzo, Jr., president of MTA Bridges and Tunnels. “Being able to preserve the original aesthetics is a bonus for one of New York’s most iconic crossings.”