The Throgs Neck Bridge will go cashless in September 2017 and the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
in October 2017.
Nietzschmann, who will be based in WSP's New York City office, has led the engineering of many significant structures, including the Bayonne Bridge, Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
, Queensboro (Ed Koch) Bridge, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Park Avenue Railroad Viaduct, RFK (Triborough) Bridge, George Washington Bridge and Madison Avenue Bridge, among others.
“He played a critical role in winning many of our recent design projects, specifically seismic investigation of the RFK Bridge, deck replacement of the Throgs Neck Bridge, West Thames Pedestrian Bridge, and structural repairs and cable evaluation for the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
The eastern section of Ferry Point Park, located at a bend of the East River next to the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
, is one of the bleakest sites in New York City.
To illustrate, here are two projects - the Verrazano Bridge and the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
- for which GPI provided construction engineering and inspection services during lead abatement and re-coating.
In some cases, such as the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
, the only damgae was to trusses, which ultimately had to be replaced.
He was also responsible for reanchoring a substantial portion of a Manhattan Bridge main cable (a national award winner) and reinforcing the anchorage eye-bars on the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
. These projects and others for which he was principal-in-charge were critical to public safety and were conceived and carried out to minimize impact on commuters and the general public.