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Robert Moses Causeway Bridge Repair

Critical bridge gets a makeover before vacation season

Suffolk County, New York
 
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Robert Moses Park, stunning beaches on the Atlantic Ocean—just outside of New York City. There’s mini golf, surfing, boating, fishing, and more. It’s a prime summer recreational spot on Fire Island, but there was one problem. The bridge to the mainland was in bad shape, separating the vacationers from their beaches.

Though it wasn’t just the beach-goers who needed the bridge fixed. The Robert Moses Causeway is used year-round by residents of Fire Island as an alternative to ferry service, by the Fire Island school district to transport students to schools on the mainland, and by the US Coast Guard. We tackled the problem with two projects. In the first, we handled the replacement design of gusset plates, wind tongues, and lateral bracing. In the second, we repaired lateral and sway bracings, cross frames, and stringers and floor beams on the main truss and arch spans.

The bridge restoration was fast-tracked, and all repairs were finished before the best sun hit the sand.  

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