Historic Pulaski Skyway Restored to Original 1930’s Design
R.J. Watson Inc. provided 20 Disktron bearings equipped to handle a vertical load ranging from 787 kips to 1194 kips, up to 822 kips of extreme event horizontal load, and a design rotation of ± 0.02 radians. Large bolsters were required to match the bearing heights up to 48.5 inches.
Construction moves along on the Pulaski Skyway in New Jersey. Union Paving and Construction Company along with Designer WSP were awarded the contract, which is part of a $1 billion dollar rehabilitation of the 1930’s structure. The skyway carries approximately 74,000 cars daily over the Passaic and Hackensack rivers. Since the skyway is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, everything done has to be ran though the preservation office. After the rehabilitation is complete, it will look as it did back in the 1930’s.