New York – Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
HYDRA Passenger Boarding Bridge
THE PROJECTIn 2004 New York City agreed with Carnival to make the new Brooklyn Cruise Terminal berth of choice for the Princess and Cunard lines. The terminal was designed by architects Bermello Ajamil & Partners and constructed by Turner Construction. In June 2005, ADELTE was contracted to deliver two passenger boarding bridges to facilitate ease of access from the terminal to a large variety of cruise vessels. Inauguration took place on April 15th 2006.
TECHNICAL FEATURESEach movable boarding bridge has a fixed entrance tunnel from the terminal to the rear gantry and two longitudinal tunnels along the seaside. A boarding telescopic pod covered platform stretches from the movable front cabin, to provide direct access to the cruise vessel entrance. Each bridge is equipped with an electromechanical drive system in order to move the mono-structure along the wharf. This system consists of bogies with solid rubber wheels and a motor with a safety brake. Each bridge is equipped with PLC and is approximately 4.6 meters tall, allowing different kinds of vehicles to pass underneath the construction. These bridges meet all required safety standards and comply with ADA and NFPA regulations.
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