Goethals Bridge Replacement Project

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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2023

Discussion of the efforts of KS Engineers, P.C. (KSE) in providing Construction Quality Assurance (QA) and Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services for the design-build Goethals Bridge Replacement Project for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ). The project replaced the original Goethals Bridge, which was built in the 1920s and spanned the Arthur Kill River on I-278 connecting Elizabeth, New Jersey and Staten Island, New York, with dual eastbound and westbound bridges. The original bridge was subsequently demolished. It is anticipated that the two new bridges will carry approximately 14 million vehicles annually.


1. Understand the significance of a Quality Assurance Plan in complex projects. 

2. Discuss the importance of collaboration in design-build projects. 

3. Explain how the use of Standard Operating Procedures lead to project success. 

4. Describe how the implementation of Controlled Inspection Checklists help to ensure accuracy with design and construction documentation.

James Adams, P.E.

Vice President

KS Engineers, P.C

James D. Adams, PE joined KSE as Vice President in May 2016. He is responsible for managing KSE’s Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) and Quality Assurance (QA) contract for the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project. This ambitious $1 billion Public-Private Partnership (P3) project is the first of its kind for the Port Authority of NY & NJ. Mr. Adams is a licensed Professional Engineer with more than 30 years of engineering, construction, and project management experience on projects of varying complexity and size. He is an experienced leader, capable of leading and managing diverse teams in both stable and changing environments. He is experienced in construction engineering and management, municipal engineering, operations management, and facilities management.

Scott Plant, PE

Senior Structural Field Engineer

KS Engineers, P.C

Mr. Plant is a Senior Structural Field Engineer with more than 25 years of experience providing Resident Engineering services for many of the local transportation agencies in the New York and New Jersey marketplace including: PANYNJ, NYCDOT, NYSDOT, MTA-Metro North, MTA – New York City Transit and MTA-Bridges and Tunnels NJ Turnpike. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of NJ and NY.

Rasool Attar, PE

Senior Project Manager

KS Engineers, P.C

Mr. Sheikh-Attar is a Senior Project Engineer with extensive experience in construction inspection and supervision on a variety of bridge and roadway rehabilitation/reconstruction projects in NY and NJ. He was a Senior Project Engineer for the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project. Mr. Sheikh-Attar was responsible for overall coordination among the Senior Engineers, successful implementation of the inspection and quality assurance programs, management and administration of the scope of services, and the ethical conduct of the CEI effort. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of NY, NJ, LA, and FL.


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1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available