Hardesty & Hanover, LLP representatives attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Contract I of the Kew Gardens Interchange Rehabilitation project. The ceremony was held to kickoff the much needed rehabilitation of the congested Kew Gardens interchange, which consists of the Van Wyck Expressway, Grand Central Parkway, and Jackie Robinson Parkway.
Andrew W. Herrmann, P.E., SECB, F.ASCE, has been elected President-Elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for 2011.
On August 9, 2010 the Willis Avenue Bridge completed its journey by barge and moved into its final position. Hardesty & Hanover – represented by CEO and Partner, Charles J. Gozdziewski, PE – welcomed the bridge to its new location along side Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.
The Willis Avenue Bridge that links Manhattan and the Bronx is being replaced. The main span – a 350’ steel truss swing bridge – for the replacement of the Willis Avenue Bridge was barged down the Hudson River from where it was constructed in Coeymans, NY. The nearly five million pound structure arrived at its temporary home in Jersey City, NJ on July 14. In August, the swing span will be floated up the Harlem River to its final location.
Copenhagen’s City Council has voted in favor of moving forward with the Inderhavn (Inner Harbor) Bridges project. Hardesty & Hanover teamed with Flint & Neill and Studio Bednarski to win the prestigious international competition in Copenhagen to create a new pedestrian bridge over the City’s Inner Harbor.
Construction is set to begin for the Bacalan-Bastide Bridge over the Garonne River in Bordeaux, France. A “cornerstone” ceremony will take place on December 9th to signify the start of the project. Hardesty & Hanover is the projects movable bridge consultant for the team including Vinci Construction, EGIS-JMI, Michel Virlogeux, and Lavigne & Cheron Architects.