|For Immediate Release
December 13, 2013
Public Information Office
|Memorial Bridge Receives National and Regional Recognition
Named A "Top 10 Bridge Of 2013" and a Regional Design-Build Award Winner
The new Memorial Bridge has already been recognized twice for its design, innovations, and construction, once by a national magazine and again by the Design-Build Institute of America.
Roads and Bridges Magazine has cited the Memorial Bridge as one of the "Top 10 Bridges of 2013" in North America based upon project challenges, impact to the region, and scope of the work.
The magazine wrote in its November issue, "A gussetless steel-truss bridge may sound like pie in the sky, but the first of its kind will soon be completed joining Portsmouth, N.H., and Kittery, Maine. As notable for its schedule as for its lack of gussets, the new Memorial Bridge is being designed and constructed in just 18 months, including the time to demolish the old bridge. Other innovations include a metalized zinc coating, using a consistent profile of three spans and cold blending of steel."
The Memorial Bridge project has also received the "2013 Gold Award for Highway/Infrastructure," a New England Region Project Award from Design-Build Institute of America that recognizes outstanding design-build projects completed within the region. The project team honored at a December 11 awards ceremony in Framingham, Massachusetts included the New Hampshire and Maine Departments of Transportation, Archer Western Contractors, and HNTB Corp.