Robert F Kennedy Bridge Manhattan
New York City, NY
Project Duration: February 2014-Present
Description: The Robert F. Kennedy Bronx toll plaza rehabilitation and Manhattan plaza interim repairs is a multi-staged transportation renovation project and one of the final phases of the overall RFK Bridge rehabilitation program. The RFK bridge is located in New York City on Randall’s Island, between upper Manhattan and Northern Queens, consisting of two toll plazas and three bridges, which serve as a main artery connecting the boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens. The bridges and toll plazas were originally built in the 1930s, using funds from President Roosevelt’s New Deal initiative. The project was championed by controversial “master builder” Robert Moses. It was one of the largest infrastructure projects of its time, even larger than the Hoover Dam that was constructed concurrently. Connected to the Manhattan toll plaza stands the iconic Art Deco building that became Moses’ office for the remainder of his career. In 1969, the toll plazas were greatly expanded due to increased traffic; Widening structures were added, nearly tripling the number of toll booths.
Fenagh’s involvement in the project includes structural steel inspections, including non- destructive testing on bearing welds.