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Started by Plutonic Panda, May 28, 2024, 11:52:49 PM

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A 2 billion dollar project will restore the bridge and be completed in 2029:

QuoteA 10-year, $2 billion project to rebuild the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J., has received a $455 million boost to continue working on structural steel that was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The greenlight for that project comes as a larger, decade-long, $2 billion "Restore the George" program to rehabilitate the iconic span for the next 90 years is past the halfway point.

The Port Authority's board of commissioners approved allocating $455 million toward the work. It awarded two contracts totaling $226 million to El Sol Contracting/ES II Enterprises on Thursday. The work is set to start in June.

The contracts make "priority steel repairs" to the 92-year-old bridge's lower level, which was built in 1962, said Dennis Stabile, Port Authority tunnel, bridges and terminals department deputy director.

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