The Brooklyn Bridge is a National Historic Landmark and a New York City Landmark that has been in use for almost 140 years. This presentation discusses the engineering challenges and solutions related to the last two rehabilitation contracts (Contract 6 and 7).
The Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation Program is part of a NYCDOT program to bring the bridge to modern standards. Beginning back in 1945 and over several major contracts over the past 75 years, NYCDOT has made tremendous improvements while preserving the historic aspects of this iconic bridge. NYCDOT has implemented construction contracts of over $1 billion in just the last two decades, which speaks to the commitment to preserve this iconic bridge and one of the world’s most visited places for a very long time to come.
Contract 6 required the removal of lead-based paint in an environmentally correct manner approved by NYCDOT. Since the Brooklyn Bridge is a historic structure, special measures have been taken to preserve some of its original elements. Contract 7 will restore and strengthen the existing masonry arch blocks on both approaches to the main bridge.
Raj Navalurkar, PhD, PE,Vice President and Engineering Chief for Bridge Practice, STV
About the Speaker:
Raj Navalurkar serves as a Vice President and Engineering Chief for Bridge Practice at STV. Navalurkar has more than 28 years of design and infrastructure management experience with a focus on major bridge projects and offers a wealth of experience in the design and in particularly accelerated construction. In addition to his project expertise, Navalurkar also has more than 25 years of teaching experience and serves as an adjunct professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Navalurkar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India, and he holds Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Structural Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Navalurkar is a licensed professional engineer in New York and New Jersey and is based in STV’s New York City office.
This presentation is certified for one (1) Professional Development Hour (pdh) /1 LU
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The Municipal Engineers of the City of New York