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Passerelle Pedestrian Bridge Pre-Scoping Design


Queens, New York<br style='line-height:2px'>New York City Department of Design and Construction

The Passerelle Pedestrian Bridge is a 27-span, 1,100-foot-long steel trestle structure with timber and concrete decking built for the 1939 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and extended for the 1964 World’s Fair. The bridge, which connects Arthur Ashe Stadium, Citi Field, and the No. 7 Flushing subway line, had deteriorated since its last rehabilitation in 1964.

HAKS, in joint venture, provided pre-scoping design services to the NYCDDC to identify rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of the bridge superstructure and substructure. The pre-scoping documents provided for the continuation of pedestrian  traffic on the bridge as well as pedestrian, vehicular and railroad traffic under the bridge.

Project elements included full bridge inspection and structural analysis and development of rehabilitation alternatives for a 75-year life span. Our inspection and analysis also focused on structural steel repairs, concrete and timber deck replacement, and architectural enhancements such as lighting, railings, benches, and deck surface treatments.

The project involved significant coordination of stakeholders, including the NYCDPR (the owner), the LIRR, NYCT, the U.S. Tennis Association, and Citi Field Stadium.