14th Street Viaduct
Hoboken, New Jersey
Hudson County, New Jersey
Built in 1908, the 14th Street Viaduct in Hoboken, NJ was non-redundant, but functionally obsolete. TranSystems performed extensive scoping to determine the optimum solution and secure federal funding. Subsequent to the scoping program, TranSystems was selected to prepare preliminary and final contract documents for the replacement bridge. The new bridge accommodates more than 20,000 vehicles per day as a result of widening, new lane and signal improvements as well as accommodating pedestrians and cyclists.
The new, more efficient design minimized the number of open deck joints and reduced the number/cost of foundations, piers and bearings. The bridge has numerous custom architectural details to tie the bridge to the existing structure and the surrounding community. Maintaining vehicular and pedestrian traffic throughout construction was essential; therefore, construction activities were staged. The project accomplished vital improvements over eight city blocks supporting traffic/pedestrian activities in keeping with City of Hoboken’s Master Plan.