Here are North America’s five largest bridge construction projects that were initiated in Q4 2021, according to GlobalData’s construction projects database.
1. Portal Bridge Enhancement – $1,880m
The project involves the construction of a 3.92km, two-track, high-level, fixed-span railway bridge over the Hackensack River in New Jersey, the US.
Construction work started in Q4 2021 and is expected to be completed in Q4 2026.
The aim of the project is to replace the 111-year-old swing bridge with a taller bridge allowing marine traffic to sail underneath without interrupting rail traffic.
2. I-70 Rocheport Bridge & Mineola Climbing Lanes – $240m
The project involves the construction of a bridge along I-70 in Missouri, the US.
Construction work commenced in Q4 2021 and is expected to finish in Q4 2024.
The project aims to replace the existing four-lane I-70 bridge with a six-lane structure built just to the south of the current location, as well as reconstruct the Route BB interchange just east of the bridge, improve a vital freight corridor carrying interstate traffic, avoid hours of possible future detours for freight and passengers travelling across Missouri and Mineola Hill climbing lanes will generate safety and mobility benefits for both cars and trucks travelling at different speeds along the segments of I-70.
3. RW Bruhn Bridge Replacement – $180m
The project involves the construction of four-lane, 1.9km road and replacement of bridge with a new four-lane bridge on Highway 1 in British Columbia, Canada.
Construction work started in Q4 2021 and is forecast to complete in Q1 2026.
The project aims to improve safety and traffic flow along the Trans-Canada Highway 1 corridor, replace the aging RW Bruhn Bridge, improve safety of local road connections at the Trans-Canada Highway 1 and enhance safety for pedestrians and cyclists along the existing Trans-Canada Highway 1 corridor.
4. Sherman Minton Bridge Rehabilitation – $137m
The project involves the renovation of the Sherman Minton Bridge at Wick’s Pizza in New Albany, Indiana, the US.
Construction work commenced in Q4 2021 and is expected to be completed in Q4 2023.
The project aims to extend the life of the bridge for another 30 years.
5. Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge Replacement – $130m
The project involves the construction of a bridge over the Shrewsbury River in New Jersey, the US.
Construction work started in Q4 2021 and is expected to be completed in Q4 2025.
The project aims to improve the existing bridge’s structural deficiencies and maintain a critical transportation connection between the Boroughs of Sea Bright and Rumson as well as a flood evacuation route for the community of Sea Bright.
Methodology: This analysis is drawn from GlobalData’s global construction projects database, which tracks new construction projects over $25m from announcement to completion.
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