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Bayonne Bridge Honored as 2020 OCEA Winner

ASCE honored the Bayonne Bridge: Replacement of Main Span Roadway and Approach Structures with the 2020 Outstanding Civil Engineering achievement award, as announced Friday evening, March 13, at the Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Gala in Washington, D.C. The OCEA award, established in 1960, recognizes the project that best illustrates superior civil engineering skills and represents a significant contribution to civil engineering progress and society. The...

Zoo Core and Adjacent Arterials Interchange Named as OCEA Honor Award Recipient

The fact that Wisconsin’s oldest and busiest freeway interchange is called the Zoo, well, don’t let that scare you. After resolving a perfect storm of design deficiencies, this confluence of highways – so named for its proximity to Milwaukee County Zoo – is now reconfigured for safety, functionality, multimodality and aesthetic appeal. Zoo Core and Adjacent Arterials Interchange, in Milwaukee, has been honored by ASCE as...

Salesforce Tower Named as OCEA Honor Award Recipient

Salesforce Tower, in San Francisco, has been honored by ASCE as a 2020 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Honor Award recipient. All 10 Honor Award projects will be showcased at ASCE’s 2020 OPAL Gala, March 13, in Washington, D.C., with two runners-up and the OCEA winner announced at the event. Salesforce Tower is the tallest office building in a severe seismic zone in the Western Hemisphere. Standing...

West Vancouver Freight Access Project Named as OCEA Honor Award Recipient

The West Vancouver Freight Access project helped solve three problems at once in the Port of Vancouver. The project made it possible that unit train capabilities can remain competitive with other West Coast ports; rail access to the Port is granted by eliminating the at-grade crossing of two tracks; and overall rail operations within the port are strengthened. The West Vancouver Freight Access Project, in Vancouver,...

Queensferry Crossing Named as OCEA Honor Award Recipient

Queensferry Crossing, in Scotland, United Kingdom, has been honored by ASCE as a 2020 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Honor Award recipient. All 10 Honor Award projects will be showcased at ASCE’s 2020 OPAL Gala, March 13, in Washington, D.C., with two runners-up and the OCEA winner announced at the event. The 1.6-mile-long cable-stayed bridge is the centerpiece of the Forth Replacement Crossing Project, Scotland’s largest infrastructure...

Olmsted Locks and Dam Named as OCEA Honor Award Recipient

On the Ohio River near the village of Olmsted, Illinois, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed one of its largest civil works projects since construction of the Panama Canal. This achievement, of what the Corps classifies as a megaproject, has now eliminated economically significant and unpredictable bottlenecks from the hub of the nation’s inland waterways transportation system. In recognition of that accomplishment, Olmsted...

Spillways, Oroville Emergency Recovery Named as OCEA Honor Award Recipient

Spillways, Oroville Emergency Recovery has been honored by ASCE as a 2020 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Honor Award recipient. All 10 Honor Award projects will be showcased at ASCE’s 2020 OPAL Gala, March 13, in Washington, D.C., with two runners-up and the OCEA winner announced at the event. It began in February 2017 when Lake Oroville’s main spillway was compromised after heavy rain and rapid snowmelt....

The Big Lift Named OCEA Honor Award Recipient

Why replace a whole bridge when you can rehabilitate and recycle it instead? The Big Lift: Macdonald Bridge Superstructure Replacement, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, has been honored by ASCE as a 2020 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Honor Award recipient. All 10 Honor Award projects will be showcased at ASCE’s 2020 OPAL Gala, March 13, in Washington, D.C., with two runners-up and the OCEA winner announced...

Bayonne Bridge Named OCEA Honor Award Recipient

Bayonne Bridge: Replacement of Main Span Roadway and Approach Structures has been honored by ASCE as a 2020 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Honor Award recipient. All 10 Honor Award projects will be showcased at ASCE’s 2020 OPAL Gala, March 13, in Washington, D.C., with two runners-up and the OCEA winner announced at the event. The bridge connects Bayonne, New Jersey, with Staten Island, in New York...

Marc Basnight Bridge Named OCEA Honor Award Recipient

The old Bonner Bridge had seen better days. The new Basnight Bridge hasn’t – for those days are now. And at $252 million, the 2.8-mile-long crossing should still be around 100 years from now. What was merely an addition to North Carolina’s wishlist in 1989 now spans the Atlantic Coast’s most dangerous channel, Oregon Inlet, and connects Hatteras Island to the beautiful Outer Banks. The Marc...