Arthur Kill Lift Bridge Fendering Repairs

Built in 1959, the Arthur Kill Lift Bridge is a railroad-only, vertical-lift connecting Elizabeth, NJ to Staten Island, NY. The bridge has the distinction of being the longest vertical lift bridge in the world. Langan provided design review and construction inspection services for the bridge’s fender rehabilitation program. Responsibilities included verifying the quantity concrete spalls on the piers; quantity and quality of installation of the cathodic-protection anodes on the steel sheet piles and king piles. Langan also provided pre- and post-concrete pour inspections of the replacement king pile foundations. Langan’s recommendations permitted the client to maximize the repair effort.