Portal bridge early action contract.

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Portal bridge early action contract.
Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, May 18, 2017 2:10 PM

Now work begins on another Gateway project item.  This follows the tunnel box work west of NYPS.

 

The first contract for the North Portal bridge work has been awarded by NJT subject to available funds,

http://www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=PressReleaseTo&PRESS_RELEASE_ID=3139 

This is for preliminary work that has to be completed before the actual bridge work can start.  Moving 138kV line,fiber optic cables,  access roads, work pier, et.

Quote from contract announcement.

 

 

"The Early Action Construction project includes the realignment of a 138kV transmission pole, the installation of new fiber optic cable poles, the construction of a construction access structure known as a finger pier, the construction of a steel bridge structure over the Jersey City Municipal Utility Authority water main, and the construction of a retaining wall just west of the Frank R. Lautenberg Station at Secaucus Junction."

 

It would appear that to build a construction road to the river the bridge over the water main has to be first.  Protection of water main from heavy trucks, cranes, dozers , dredges, etc.

 

 

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, June 02, 2017 2:47 PM

More information on push for getting Gateways projects going.  This article also acknowledges the Portal bridge potential failure results.  Now it is all up to Trump and congress.  Any bets ?

http://www.politico.com/states/new-jersey/story/2017/06/01/gateway-builders-forge-ahead-amid-trump-administration-uncertainty-112467

 

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