ICRI announces 2007 Project of the Year and Awards of Excellence winners

Repair and Preservation of the Historic Rainbow Bridge selected as Project of the Year

News International Concrete Repair Institute February 08, 2008
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The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) has announced the winners of the 2007 Project Awards. The Repair and Preservation of the Historic Rainbow Bridge, Valley County, Idaho, was chosen as the ICRI 2007 Project of the Year.

ICRI presented the award to Vector Corrosion Technologies on Nov. 8 at the ICRI 2007 Fall Convention in Las Vegas. The Rainbow Bridge is the largest single-span concrete arch bridge in the State of Idaho and a landmark structure on the Payette River National Scenic Byway. Designed by Charles A. Kyle, the first Chief Bridge Engineer in Idaho, the structure was designed to blend in gracefully with its stunning surroundings. The structure is a reinforced concrete arch bridge approximately 410 ft in length with a main span of approximately 210 ft in length over the North Fork of the Payette River. The federally funded bridge was completed in 1933 at a cost of $74,000.

ICRI also awarded nine 2007 Awards of Excellence. Detailed descriptions of the winning projects can be found in the November/December 2007 issue of the Concrete Repair Bulletin and at www.icri.org.

High-Rise Category
Country Club Towers Apartments: Balcony, Plaza Retaining Walls, and Garage Improvements
Arlington, Virginia
Submitted by Tadjer-Cohen-Edelson Associates Inc.

Historic Category
Book Tower Restoration
Lake Wales, Florida
Submitted by Sika Corp.

Industrial Category
Port of Canaveral North Cargo Piers Concrete Repair and Cathodic Protection
Cape Canaveral, Florida
Submitted by Vector Corrosion Technologies

Longevity Category
Montgomery County Underground Garage Restoration
Dayton, Ohio
Submitted by Carl Walker Inc.

Low-Rise Category
Marriott Frenchman’s Reef and Morningstar Beach Resort Balcony Repairs
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Submitted by C.A. Lindman Inc.

Parking Structures Category
Auditorium Plaza Garage Repairs and Improvements
Kansas City, Missouri
Submitted by Structural Engineering Associates

Special Projects Category
Historic Preservation of Hoare’s Bank
London, England
Submitted by C-Probe Systems Ltd.

Strengthening Category
Structural Reinforcement of Jaime Roldos Aguilera Bus Terminal
Guayaquil, Equadore
Submitted by BASF Construction Chemicals

Water Structures Category
Concrete Restoration of Three Underground Water Storage Tanks
Boston, Mass.
Submitted by Gale Associates Inc.

ICRI also awarded 15 Awards of Merit.

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