The Goethals Bridge is essential to moving cargo between airports and seaports and regional markets in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. As part of a complex surface transportation, network, its strategic location places it at the center of one of the largest air cargo gateways in the nation and provides truck and auto connections between the New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 1 & 9 and other New Jersey highways,the Staten Island Expressway (I-278), and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. More than $33 billion of regional goods pass over the bridge each year. Eastbound traffic totaled over 14 million vehicles in 2009. Since 2001, the Bridge has provided corridor redundancy for national security and homeland preparedness.The Port Authority has embarked on a project to provide the design, build, finance, and maintenance for the replacement the 80 plus-year-old Goethals Bridge.

Robinson Aerial Surveys, Inc. (RAS) was contracted by PANYNJ to provide new color digital Low-Altitude Aerial Mapping Photography (LAMP), analytical triangulation and topographic mapping services at 1”=30’ scale in AutoCAD format adhering to Port Authority Mapping & CADD Standards. Contours were at .2-foot intervals. The topographic mapping covered the bridge as well as any turn-around areas and on/off ramps. This project was completed on-schedule and on-budget.

Project Deliverables Included:

  • Mapping in DWG format, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010.
  • Overall DWG / Index DWG / Individual Panel DWG.
  • Surface files to be either TIN or Civil3D Surfaces.
  • Surface files containing sufficient data to be used for a future mapping update.
  • Full results of Aerial Triangulation.
  • Signed and Sealed Control Report also containing the Mapping Certification.
  • Mapping & Surface files to be provided in NYSPCS NY-East Zone.
  • 2 Sets of half size hardcopies signed and sealed.