Partnership Missouri, a consortium of engineering, construction and financial service companies led by Transfield Services and Macquarie Securities (USA), has withdrawn from consideration to improve more than 800 of Missouri's worst bridges.
Two teams--Missouri Bridge Partners and Team United--remain in contention to deliver the Missouri Department of Transportation's (MoDOT) Safe & Sound Bridge Improvement Program.
Partnership Missouri submitted a letter to MoDOT saying they would no longer pursue the Design-Build-Finance-Maintain contract that will be awarded this summer. The team selected will replace or improve 802 bridges on the MoDOT system by the end of 2012, then maintain them in good condition for a minimum of 25 years.
Initial technical proposals from the teams were due April 6, with final proposals due in June.