PITTSBURGH, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR) of Pittsburgh, PA is supplying the City of New York Department of Transportation with 10,000 sq. ft. of steel grid decking to replace the aging roadway of the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge over Newtown Creek. L.B. Foster will also provide 2,500 sq. ft. of 7 ft. wide decking for the drawbridge's sidewalks. The decking will be manufactured at L.B. Foster's Fabricated Bridge Products facility in Bedford, PA and delivered ready to install with concrete precasted into the panels.
"The grid decking reinforces the precast concrete to form a composite material that takes advantage of the best properties of both the concrete and steel," noted Mike Riley, Sales and Marketing Manager of L.B. Foster's Fabricated Bridge Products group.
This City of New York DOT bridge rehabilitation project is being funded with stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Judlau Contracting, Inc. of College Point, NY is the project general contractor. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in June 2010 and complete by August 30, 2010.
The Greenpoint Avenue Bridge is a double-leaf trunnion bascule drawbridge that crosses Newtown Creek to link Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Blissville, Queens. The bridge was originally designed by the world-class engineering firm of Hardesty & Hanover and awarded an American Institute of Steel Construction Award in 1991.
About L.B. Foster Company
L.B. Foster Company supplies transportation, construction, utility, recreation and agriculture markets with the materials necessary to build and maintain North America's infrastructure. The Fabricated Bridge Products group of L.B. Foster has been a leading provider of structural steel, bridge decking, railing and drainage systems for the construction and rehabilitation of the nation's bridges, highways and buildings for more than 40 years. Please visit our Website: www.lbfoster.com
L.B. Foster Company Sales and Media Contacts:
Mike Riley, Marketing Manager L.B. Foster Fabricated Bridge Products Group
Jake Fuellhart, L.B. Foster Company Marketing Communications Manager
SOURCE L.B. Foster Company