AISC/NSBA Names Eight Prize Bridge Winners

February 9, 2022


CHICAGO - The American Institute of Steel Construction and the National Steel Bridge Alliance are proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Prize Bridge Awards.

"These projects demonstrate the creativity and skill of the structural steel design and construction industry, " said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. "This is our opportunity to celebrate the achievements of these project teams."

More than 600 bridges of all sizes from all across the United States have received a Prize Bridge Award since Pittsburgh's Sixth Street Bridge won the first competition in 1928. Some of those bridges, such as the Wabash Railroad bridge in Wayne County, Mich., which won a prize in 1941 and still carries railroad traffic more than 70 years later, have outlasted the companies that built them.

A team of four nationally recognized experts in bridge design and construction served as this year's jury:

Domenic Coletti, principal bridge engineer, HDR Inc.
Jamie Farris, bridge deputy director, Texas Department of Transportation
Finn Hubbard, vice president, Fickett, Inc.
Natalie McCombs, senior technical advisor, HNTB

These dedicated judges considered every entry's merits in terms of innovation, economics, aesthetics, design, and engineering solutions.

Major span

  • National: I-74 Mississippi River Bridge - Westbound Span (Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline, Ill.) - submitted by Modjeski and Masters

Medium span

  • National: I-91 Interchange 29 Exit Ramp Flyover Bridge (Hartford, Conn.) - submitted by CHA Consulting
  • Merit: Arlington Memorial Bridge (Washington, D.C. and Arlington County, Va.) - submitted by High Steel Structures

Short span

  • National: Metro-North Railroad Bridge over Atlantic Street (Stamford, Conn.) - submitted by Atane Consulting


  • National: Baker's Haulover Cut Bridge Rehabilitation (Bal Harbour, Fla.) - submitted by TranSystems
  • Merit: Hernando de Soto Bridge (Memphis, Tenn. and West Memphis, Ark.) - submitted by Michael Baker International

Special purpose

  •  National: Green Street Pedestrian Bridge (Winston-Salem, N.C.) - submitted by HDR Inc.
  • Merit: Dublin Link Pedestrian Bridge (Dublin, Ohio) - submitted by Endrestudio and Kokosing Construction Co.

New this year is the Bridge of the Year Competition. The 2022 World Steel Bridge Symposium in Denver (March 23-25) will open with live presentations from the teams behind three finalists selected by our judges. Presenters will outline what makes their bridges so noteworthy, and the winner will be announced at the conference. The three finalists are:

  • I-91 Interchange 29 Exit Ramp Flyover Bridge (medium span)
  • Metro-North Railroad Bridge over Atlantic Street (short span)
  • Green Street Pedestrian Bridge (special purpose)

Judges weighed each project's use of structural steel from both an architectural and structural engineering perspective, with an emphasis on creative solutions to the project's program requirements; applications of innovative design approaches in areas such as connections, gravity systems, lateral load resisting systems, fire and/or blast protection; aesthetic and visual impact of the project; innovative use of architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS); technical or architectural advances in the use of the steel; and/or the use of innovative design and construction methods. The Prize Bridge Award program also recognizes the importance of teamwork, coordination, and collaboration in fostering successful projects.

For more information about the Prize Bridge Awards, please visit To register for the 2022 NASCC: The Steel Conference, visit


For more information contact:

Scott Melnick
Senior Vice President
American Institute of Steel Construction

About The American Institute of Steel Construction:

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. 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, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry providing timely and reliable information.

About the National Steel Bridge Alliance:
The National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), a division of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of steel bridge design and construction. The NSBA functions as the voice of the bridge fabricators and steel mills while also partnering with the bridge design and construction community. The NSBA's partners include the American Association of State Highway and Transportation (AASHTO), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), state departments of transportation (DOTs), design consultant, contractors, and academia. With these resources, NSBA is uniquely positioned to find solutions to the toughest bridge challenges, including those related to cost, sustainability, and performance.