Replacing a 134-year-old rail bridge across the Genesee River Gorge
Bridges & Tunnels
At AKRF, we do just about everything for bridges and tunnels but design them. Well over 50 bridge and tunnel rehabilitation or replacement projects — spanning water, rail tracks, and roadways from Connecticut to Florida — are benefitting from the specialized know-how of our transportation planners, civil engineers, and environmental scientists. These include bridges and tunnels large and small from the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and Gateway Hudson Tunnel to the Willis Avenue Bridge and Shore Road Bridge.
Our specialties include local and state regulatory permitting and compliance; National Environmental Policy Act documentation and coordination with the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, U.S Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, National Marine Fisheries Service, and other federal departments; environmental science assessments for underwater noise impacts, threatened and endangered species, and other ecological matters; and civil, geotechnical, and traffic engineering.
Several of our major bridge and tunnel projects have opened in recent years, including the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (which replaced the Tappan Zee Bridge), Genesee Arch Bridge, and the raised Bayonne Bridge in New York. Others are in various stages of permitting, design, or construction, like replacement of the Gateway Hudson Tunnel, Portal North Bridge, and Raritan River Bridge in New Jersey; Second Avenue Subway tunnel in New York; Pensacola Bay Bridge in Florida; Susquehanna River Bridge in Maryland; and Connecticut River Bridge in Connecticut.
(Top image: Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge | Courtesy of NYS Thruway Authority)