04.27.17 SR 520 Floating Bridge Named Year’s Most Outstanding Engineering Triumph by ACEC
Seattle, WA – The SR 520 Floating Bridge received the “Grand Conceptor” award at the 50th Engineering Excellence Awards Gala presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). This award is given annually to a project that is considered the year’s most outstanding engineering achievement. The award ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 25th in Washington D.C.
Working in partnership with WSDOT since 1998 on the project, Parametrix was responsible for leading the team in the planning, preliminary engineering and the NEPA Environmental Impact Statement for the project. Parametrix involvement has continued over the last decade as the principal partner with HDR in the final design and construction management for the SR 520 Floating Bridge Replacement project. Parametrix’s Greg Meadows serves as the project’s Construction Manager.
The SR 520 Floating Bridge is the longest floating bridge in the world and has received several other awards including the Gold Award for Structural Systems from ACEC Washington in 2017, the 2040 Vision Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council in 2016, the Excellence in Design (Engineering) Award from DBIA in 2016, the National Award of Merit in Transportation from DBIA in 2016, and the Quality of Life/Community Development Award from WASHTO in 2016.
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