Skip To Content

Media Contact:

Subscribe to our In the News feed to receive the latest Flatiron media coverage:

Flatiron In The News


Subscribe to our Press Announcements feed to receive the latest Flatiron press releases:

Flatiron Press Announcements

Subscribe to Structurally Speaking to receive quarterly project and employee news.

Flatiron Subsidiary E.E. Cruz Secures $109M Contract for Bronx-Whitestone Bridge in Queens

Print ThisEmail This

New York, NY (August 15, 2011) - Flatiron subsidiary E.E. Cruz secured a new $108.8 million contract in joint venture with Tully Construction to replace and widen the roadway and supporting structure of the Queens approach of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, which connects vehicular traffic from the Bronx to Queens and onto Long Island, for the MTA Triborough Bridge and Tunnels Authority.

The 1,010-foot long elevated Queens approach will be replaced in its entirety with a completely new structure, including foundations and six double-arch concrete piers to support a widened roadway constructed of steel girders and concrete deck. A key component of the upgrade is the widening of the structure to provide 12-foot lanes and proper shoulders that meet present-day standards; a major improvement on the existing circa 1930s narrow-width roadway lanes. The planned structure has been designed to carry current traffic loads and meet contemporary seismic criteria. The number of travel lanes on the approach will remain the same at three in each direction when construction is completed in January 2015.

Founded in 1984, E.E. Cruz & Company, Inc. specializes in heavy construction projects in the New York / New Jersey metropolitan area having successfully completed close to $2 billion of infrastructure improvements throughout the region including highways, bridges, pipelines and foundations. The firm is a subsidiary of Flatiron and its sister company Turner Construction Company. The companies are subsidiaries of HOCHTIEF, one of the world's leading international construction service providers. Further information on E.E. Cruz is available at

Flatiron, with a construction volume of more than $1 billion, is one of the leading providers of transportation construction and civil engineering in North America. Flatiron develops innovative solutions to construct infrastructure, including roads, bridges, tunnels, rail transit, and water/wastewater treatment plants, for both public and private clients. Flatiron also operates as a contractor in design-build and public-private partnership projects. Founded in 1947, the firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, one of the world's leading international construction service providers. Further information is available at

HOCHTIEF is one of the leading international providers of construction-related services. With more than 70,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR 20.16 billion in FY 2010, the company is represented in all the world‘s major markets. The Group‘s service offering in the fields of development, construction, services, concessions and operation covers the entire life cycle of infrastructure projects, real estate and facilities. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. With its subsidiary Leighton (HOCHTIEF share around 55 percent), the Group is market leader in Australia. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at