H&H provided preliminary and final design services for the full replacement of the Delancey Street Pedestrian Bridge as part of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project (ESCR) in Manhattan for the NYC Department of Design and Construction. The project aims to protect neighborhoods and infrastructure from future storm surge and rising sea levels, as well as improve recreational opportunities and accessibility to the park and waterfront. H&H is working with the AKRF/KSE JV on several phases of the program.

It was determined to fully replace the bridge with a 12-foot clear width and minimum profile slopes to accommodate the public better.  H&H is currently performing the new structure’s final design, which consists of concrete cellular ramps and a steel-tied arch bridge spanning a length of 209 feet over the heavily traversed FDR.

Bridge aesthetics were a large factor in the design. H&H worked closely with the project architect, who had a vision for the bridge’s geometry and look. The architect didn’t want any “heaviness” in the members and sketched up how they wanted the bracing and bridge profile to look.  H&H performed the structural analysis based on their concepts and brought their vision to reality.

Rendering by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Project Accolades

Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI)
2022 Envision Gold Award for Sustainability