It had two 310 feet each cantilevers, with a suspended span
of 200 ft in the middle.
The Howrah Bridge is a cantilever bridge with a suspended span
over the Hooghly River in West Bengal and is considered as a marvel of British engineering.
The contract also includes replacement of bearings, painting of the viaduct structure and the underside of the suspended span
, the rehabilitation of the roadway lighting and the construction of a surface road on Wards Island.
These connections are designed to support the transfer of shear forces from the suspended span
into the anchor span.
In 2005, the grid deck in the suspended spans
was found to be in poor condition, with significant corrosion in its grid bars.
He has served as project manager for the replacement of the lower roadway, north upper roadway, and suspenders on the Manhattan Bridge; replacement of the decks and dehumidification of the anchorages in the suspended spans
of the Throgs Neck Bridge; and rehabilitation of the lower-level approaches and Lily Pond Avenue Bridge at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
In a major reconstruction of the suspended spans
of the bridge, Weidlinger installed 370 lightweight fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) fairings and removed much heavier 24-foot-deep steel trusses to stabilize the bridge in winds up to 120 mph, and restore its original beauty.