Skanska has secured a $150 million contract from the New York City Department of Transportation to rebuild the Manhattan Bridge.

The project will include the replacement of the bridge’s suspension structures. More than 600 suspender cables will be replaced and the four main cables will be re-wrapped. The bearings for the eight main trusses will also be replaced. In addition, inspection platforms will be installed under the bridge and the so-called neckline lighting on the bridge’s two exterior suspender cables will be replaced.

This new project is the third assignment to be secured by Skanksa for the Manhattan Bridge since 2000. In New York, Skanska has also rehabilitated the Williamsburg Bridge, the Queensborough Bridge and the Triborough Bridge.

Work is scheduled to begin in early 2010, with completion scheduled for mid-2013.