West Thames Pedestrian Bridge

  • cci-west-thames-bridge1-rev
  • cci-west-thames-bridge2-rev
  • cci-westthames-14
  • cci-westthames-13
  • cci-west-thames-bridge5-rev
  • cci-west-thames-bridge4-rev
  • cci-westthames-12
  • cci-westthames-11
  • cci-westthames-10
  • cci-proj-west-thames1
  • Location

    Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
  • Year

  • Products

  • Owner

    New York City Economic Development Corporation
  • Engineer

    Thornton Tomassetti and WXY Architecture
  • Contractor

    Skanska / D’Annunzio Group, Inc.


The newly-completed West Thames Pedestrian Bridge serves as a direct connection between Battery Park City and the Financial District. The bridge replaced the Rector Street Pedestrian Bridge that was meant to be a temporary solution after the attacks on 9/11. This completion greatly aids in the connection and sense of community for lower Manhattan.

The New York City Economic Development Corporation decided to replace the old Rector Street Bridge with a functional and aesthetically pleasing alternative. Composite Advantage’s FRP decking, with its longevity and reliability for pedestrian bridges, was selected for this intriguing design.

The prefabricated bridge sections allowed for a quick installation at night with minimal disruption to the public.


Bridge Size: 2,860 SF
Typical Panel Dimensions: 13’ x 13’
Typical Panel Weight: 9 psf
Special Features: Crowned surface, curbs and drainage scuppers