What you need to know about the bridge construction method
New York City construction officials said Tuesday that construction of a bridge spanning the Hudson River is being completed without the use of a traditional construction approach that involves a team of experienced engineers.
The bridge is scheduled to open in 2020.
It will span the Hudson on Manhattan’s northern side and Brooklyn on its southern side, between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The project has drawn scrutiny because of the lack of a public review process, and the lack to build on the site of a firebombing in the early 1990s.
The Manhattan Borough President, David N. Dinkins, said the bridge would provide “a major economic opportunity for the borough and the city of New York” and the government would also be able to do more to encourage development and economic growth in the region.
In addition, the project will provide the nation’s largest bridge with an estimated $10 billion in annual revenue, according to the mayor’s office.
Dinkins said that while the project is the first in New York to be built without a public oversight, the city has had a long history of public review of projects.
In 2012, the Manhattan Board of Estimates approved $1.5 billion in capital improvements for the project, including $500 million for an environmental study and $500,000 for a new bridge to span the bridge’s southern span.
That project was subsequently rejected by the New York State Legislature, but the project was ultimately approved by the city council.
Dunkins said he would like to see a similar approach to New York’s construction of the bridge, but he did not specify what that approach might be.
The new bridge would have a span of about 20 feet and would be constructed over two stages.
The first stage would include building two new towers.
The second would consist of building a new structure that would be about four times the size of the first tower and will be much taller.
Construction of the two towers would begin in 2019 and be completed by 2023, according, according the city’s project management office.
The bridge is expected to open to traffic by the mid-2020s.