Riverside Drive Bridge
The Riverside Drive Bridge over West 96th Street is a three-span steel structure holding six lanes of traffic and two pedestrian sidewalks. This bridge, which was originally built in 1920, consists of reinforced lightweight concrete deck and is supported by delicate arched steel truss beams. Columns and struts of the exterior rigid frames are enclosed in massive stone masonry work. Challenges for this project include the residential setting where the bridge is located and the historically sensitive restoration which was necessary.
Gandhi Engineering was hired by the New York City Department of Transportation as the prime consultant on the reconstruction of the bridge. Our work included an in-depth inspection, evaluation, and design of the bridge superstructure. We also evaluated the design to remove the existing culvert and replace the reinforced concrete box culvert.
Gandhi Engineering received the 2005 Award of Merit from New York Construction News for our work on this bridge.