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NSBA Announces Prize Bridge Award Winners

November 18, 2003 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

The National Steel Bridge Alliance has announced the winners of its 2003 Prize Bridge Awards. Award presentations to the designers of the Prize Bridge winners were made during the biannual 2003 World Steel Bridge Symposium held November 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida. Presentation to the owners of the Prize Bridge winners will be made at an awards banquet to be held during the 2004 AASHTO Bridge Subcommittee Meeting.

The Prize Bridge Awards honor significant and innovative steel bridges constructed within the U.S. All bridges vying for the awards must have been completed and opened to traffic between June 1, 1998 and May 31, 2003. Awards are presented in a variety of categories that depend on the size and purpose of the bridge.

Prize Bridge Winners

Long Span
Mingo Creek Viaduct (Joe Montana Bridges), Washington County, PA
Jury Comments—Well conceived, structurally efficient and economical design. Elegant with slender piers. Good application for new HPS 70W steel.

Major Span
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge , Boston, MA
Jury Comments—Visually very striking. Three-dimensional detailing well executed. Unique hybrid towers. Utilizes HPS 70W effectively.

Medium Span
US 59 Houston Gateway, Houston, TX
Jury Comments—Utilizes innovative post-tensioned deck and tie system, eliminating fracture critical members. Precast deck system used for rapid construction. Aesthetically pleasing, blends well into the environment. Effective gateway type structure.

Movable Span
17th Street Causeway Bridge, SR AlA over Atlantic ICWW, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jury Comments—Elegant and spectacular bridge. Innovative framing and deck. Excellent composition of structural forms. Jurors unanimous ? stands out among the prize winning bridges.

Reconstructed
Marine Parkway Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge Over Jamaica Bay, New York, NY
Jury Comments—A very effective, well engineered, and well executed restoration to a classic truss. Preserved an award winning bridge having the longest vertical lift span. Innovative deck replacement.

SpecialPurpose
Mon-Fayette Pedestrian Bridge, Allegheny County, PA
Jury Comments—A unique and graceful solution. Very functional for turnpike employees. Creates an elegant entrance to the turnpike system.

For a complete description of the Prize Bridge and Merit Bridges, click here.

For more information contact:

Bill McEleney
National Director
(401) 943-5660
[email protected]

American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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