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Goethals Bridge Project

Goethals Bridge Project

The Goethals Bridge connects Elisabeth NJ to Staten Island NY.  The original bridge is a relic of the roaring 1920’s.  This extreme high traffic area sees over 15 million automobile passengers annually, and has been there since 1928. The bridge needed to be replaced with something that can withstand the high-volume traffic and the marine environment.

A new cable-stayed bridge is now being built. This new bridge will have 12-foot travel lanes in each direction. It will also allow for pedestrians and bicycles. Atlanta Rod was chosen to manufacture over 40,000 lbs. of 100% domestic 316 fasteners for the new bridge construction project. The fast-paced construction schedule meant that we had to ship several emergency shipments to keep the construction schedule. The domestic 316 rods were all roll threaded in-house. We also forged over 5,000 pieces of the domestic 316 F594 Hex nuts in-house to customer specification. The studs and nuts were all tested in our in-house laboratory.