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Paul SchwartzPaul Schwartz,
Deputy Commissioner/Chief Bridge Officer, Division of Bridges

In his role as Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Schwartz oversees all aspects of design, construction, rehabilitation and reconstruction, maintenance, operation and administration of the 799 bridges and 6 tunnels under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Transportation.

He is responsible for formulating policy and providing executive and administrative direction for the Division of Bridges with a team of nearly 650 engineers, technicians, tradespeople, planners and administrators. He has served the Bridges Division for nearly 20 years having joined City DOT in the fall of 2002.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, College of Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York. .

Currently there are over two dozen bridge and tunnel projects in various stages of design and well over $2 billion worth of construction projects in progress.