Brooklyn Bridge Centennial Rehabilitation – Brooklyn, NY
This project involved repairs and reconstruction at the cable pits, cable strands and main cables of the Brooklyn Bridge. The pedestrian walkway was rebuilt across the historic bridge, while maintaining vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
This project included the widening of the cable pits at the main cable anchorages to provide better access for future inspections and repairs to the main cables. This involved the removal of large blocks of granite that were installed during the construction of the original anchorages. Repairs to the main cables were a difficult operation involving the unwrapping of the original seal of the main cables which were untouched since its original construction. Repairs to individual cable strands proceeded in an engineered sequence. Other rehabilitation activities included the entire replacement and widening of the original wood promenade with South American Hardwood. Existing stairways to the promenade were replaced with new concrete ADA compliant ramps.
The concrete approaches to the walkway on both the Brooklyn and Manhattan sides of the bridge were also replaced.