National Steel Bridge Alliance

Rouchleau Mine Bridge

Special Award Winner—Integrated Project Delivery

In preparation for the expiration of a land agreement between the state of Minnesota and a local mining company that was set to expire in 2017, MNDOT began plans for a new bridge. The new 1,100-ft weathering steel plate girder connects the mining towns of Virginia and Eveleth, Minn. Due to challenging site conditions, the three-span structure features a 480-ft main span and haunched girders with depths ranging from 7 ft, 9 in. at mid span to 14 ft, 6 in. over the piers.

“When it comes to the CMGC project delivery process, steel is a real winner because of its ability to be delivered quickly and reliably,” said Tony Hunley, PE, PhD, Stantec, a judge in the competition.


Prize Bridge Information

  • Year Awarded: 2018
  • Location: Virginia, MN
  • Designer/EOR: Parsons Corporation
  • Fabricator: Veritas Steel (AISC Member/AISC Certified)
  • Owner: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • General Contractor: Kiewit Construction
  • Detailer: Tensor Engineering (AISC Member)