Possible Bridge Closing and Shielding for Repairs
Broadway Bridge across the Harlem River:
This office received a request from NYCDOT that the contractor proposed to install a shielding under the lift span and approach spans at the Broadway Bridge over Harlem River at mile 6.8 for the bridge rehabilitation. The shielding will reduce the vertical clearance by approx. 2' - 6" from January 1, 2019 to spring 2021. This bridge has a vertical clearance in the closed position of approximate 24 feet at mean high water. The shielding will not affect operation of the bridge. However, during the electrical/mechanical rehab. the contractor may request up to 3 months of bridge closure while the shielding is in place. This project is to be completed by July 2021.
Please let me know if you have comments or issues with the above shielding and bridge closure by COB October 26, 2018. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Bridge Management Specialist
First Coast Guard District
Battery Park Building
One South Street
New York, NY 10004-1466