Project Detail

Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge

New Haven, CT

Scope of Work

The Cianbro/Middlesex Joint Venture Team completed work for the new extradosed cable-stayed Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge over the Quinnipiac River. The project included the installation of the main span footings, west approach ramps, and utility operations on adjacent roadways throughout the site.

Project Details

  • Installed 4 ea. 44-foot by 170-foot cofferdams
  • Installed 42 ea. 8-foot diameter drilled shafts at the 4 main-span foundations with a maximum depth of 195 feet
  • Drove 591 ea. 16 and 20-inch prestressed concrete pile at 4 abutments and 18 pier locations
  • Installed cast-in-place footings, columns and caps at each pier location in addition to the architectural abutment concrete
  • Constructed two work trestles totaling 54,000 square feet in area including:
    • 250 ea. 24-inch diameter pipe pile totaling 1,950 tons
    • Structural steel frame totaling 2,200 tons
    • Wood decking totaling 1,650 tons
  • Installed bearings, structural steel, concrete decks, parapets and bridge drainage along the west approach

Lean, Innovative, and Unique Project Solutions

Dynamic partnering between the Cianbro/Middlesex JV, the Connecticut DOT, URS, Lochner and the entire Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge Team created innovative ideas to successfully and safely construct two work trestles, four cofferdams, forty-two drilled shafts and the main-span footings to successfully meet an aggressive and critical schedule milestone.


ENR New York Best Projects Award of Merit
ABC Connecticut Excellence in Construction Award