February 21, 2013
T.Y. Lin International Wins ACEC California’s 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards
T.Y. Lin International (TYLI) was honored with two awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC California). The Taijiang Bridge and the Rose Creek Bikeway and Pedestrian Bridge received Honor Awards in the Structural Systems category.
ACEC California’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition is one of the most prestigious in the design industry and recognizes firms who design and achieve outstanding engineering projects. In all, nineteen California firms representing twenty projects, nineteen in the state and one in China, were recognized. TYLI received the awards at ACEC California’s EEA Banquet on February 19 in Sacramento, CA.
About the Award-Winning Projects:
Taijiang Bridge, Sanming, Fujian Province, China
Completed in December 2010, the Taijiang Bridge in Sanming, Fujian Province, China was designed based on the concept of the partially cable-supported girder bridge. This design concept fully utilizes the capacity of both the cable-stayed system and the bridge girder, in contrast to the conventional design concept that neglects the capability of the girder in a cable-supported structure to carry global loads. This unique and aesthetically pleasing new signature cable-stayed bridge with a steel arch-shaped tower was constructed to provide a signature landmark for residents and visitors to admire.
Rose Creek Bikeway and Pedestrian Bridge, San Diego, California
Completed in April 2012, the 360’ clear-span bridge fills a gap in the existing regional Class-I bicycle network. The project is a vital link for cyclists and pedestrians, as it provides safe and convenient access between the beach communities to the west, to the residential and business districts to the north, east and south. The design of this cast-in place prestressed cantilevered box girder bridge is unique to California and provides San Diego with a landmark structure.
Rose Creek Bikeway and Pedestrian Bridge Photo Credit: Tom Paiva