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Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge in Massachusetts Wins 2016 NASTO America’s Transportation Award

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T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announces that the new Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge (Burns Bridge) in central Massachusetts has won a 2016 America’s Transportation Award from the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO). The Burns Bridge took top honors for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation in the Quality of Life/Community Development category for the medium project group ($26 million-$199 million). Opening four months ahead of schedule on November 1, 2015, the new crossing represents a signature initiative of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ historic Accelerated Bridge Program.

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Marwan Nader, Ph.D., P.E., Awarded 2016 Senior Prize from the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety

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T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announces that Marwan Nader, Ph.D., P.E., TYLI Senior Vice President and Technical Director for the firm’s Bridge Line of Business, has been honored by the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) with the prestigious 2016 IABMAS Senior Prize. This award is presented biennially to a bridge engineer over the age of 46 who has demonstrated distinguished achievement in the areas of Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Assessment, and Life-Cycle Cost. Nader accepted the 2016 Senior Prize “in recognition of significant contributions to bridge engineering” at the Gala Dinner of the IABMAS 8th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management on June 29, 2016 in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil

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T.Y. Lin International Wins 2016 APWA Project of the Year Awards for San Diego Bikeway Improvements

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T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized, full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announces that the Sweetwater Bikeway, Plaza Bonita Segment, and Bayshore Bikeway Segment 4 have both received 2016 Project of the Year Awards from the American Public Works Association, San Diego/Imperial Chapter (APWA-SD). TYLI served as Prime Consultant to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) for planning and design on both projects, which are part of the firm’s $25M on-call contract with the regional planning agency. TYLI joined SANDAG in accepting the 2016 Project of the Year Awards at the APWA-SD Awards Luncheon on May 9, 2016.

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T.Y. Lin International Hires Michael F. Pyrz, P.E., as Northern California District Director

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T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announces that Michael F. Pyrz, P.E., has joined the firm as Northern California District Director. In his new role, Pyrz will be responsible for overseeing operations, sales, marketing, and business development for TYLI’s Northern California offices in San Francisco, Oakland, San Ramon, and Sacramento.

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Eller Drive and Intermodal Container Transfer Facility Overpass Wins 2016 Outstanding Major Project Award from FICE

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T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announces that the Eller Drive and Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) Overpass project has received the 2016 Outstanding Major Project Award from the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE). Working closely with the project owner, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), TYLI served as the Prime Consultant for the design phase of the project. The Eller Drive and ICTF Overpass project provides a direct connection from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Port Everglades, and includes a bridge overpass over the Florida East Coast Railway that allows the railroad to function without impacting vehicular traffic moving into and out of the port. TYLI joined FDOT in accepting the Outstanding Major Project Award at the 2016 FICE Transportation Conference on May 12, 2016. 

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