Nine winners have been named in Portland Cement Association’s (PCA) 14th Biennial Bridge Awards Competition. The competition, co-sponsored by Roads & Bridges magazine and instituted in 1988, recognizes excellence in design and construction of concrete bridges.
The winning projects are:
- Spanish Creek Bridge Project, Plumas County, Calif.;
- State Rte. 9 (Wolfcreek Bridge), Del Rio, Tenn.;
- West 7th Street Bridge, Fort Worth, Texas;
- Rich Street Bridge, Columbus, Ohio;
- Paper Mill Road over Sope Creek, Marietta, Ga.;
- Pecos Street Over I-70 Bridge Replacement, Denver;
- San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge New East Span, Oakland, Calif.;
- Naples Bay Bridge, Naples, Maine; and
- I-5 Willamette River Bridge Project (Whilamut Passage Bridge), Eugene, Ore.
The 2014 program attracted 29 entries from Canada and the U.S., covering a variety of structure types and construction methods. All structures were essentially completed between September 2011 and September 2013.
Winning projects were selected based on creativity, functionality, aesthetics, sustainability, and economy in design and construction by a jury of three prominent bridge professionals: Gregg Fredrick, assistant chief engineer for the Wyoming Department of Transportation, Joseph Hartmann, director, Office of Bridges and Structures, for the Federal Highway Administration, and Bradley Touchstone, AIA of Touchstone Architecture.
PCA will recognize the winners at the American Concrete Institute Fall 2014 Convention on Oct. 26 in Washington, D.C.