LocationManhattan, New York, NY, USA
OwnerNew York City Economic Development Corporation
EngineerThornton Tomassetti and WXY Architecture
ContractorSkanska / 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