9 April 2014
The US subsidiary of China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has beaten local rivals to win a second project to upgrade the landmark Pulaski Skyway bridge in New Jersey.
China Construction America, Inc. (CCA) won the first contract to replace the deck of the 3.5-mile-long bridge last May, and won a second contract last month with its $209m bid, the company said, beating six other bidders.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation is the client for the project to upgrade the busy bridge built in 1932.
"This is the second project that CCA Civil won in its home state," the New Jersey-based firm said. "It is a continuation of our success in the regional infrastructure market."
Pulaski Skyway over the Hackensack River, New Jersey, USA (Jim Henderson/Wikimedia Commons)
The Pulaski Skyway is an elevated steel bridge about 3.5 miles long with two 550-feet-long spans crossing the Passaic and Hackensack rivers.
There are two 11-foot lanes in each direction with no shoulders and it carries about 74,000 vehicles daily.
The latest project entails replacing the existing bridge deck of the southbound lanes to meet safety requirements.