T.Y. Lin International Wins 2015 International Bridge Conference George S. Richardson Medal for San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge New East Span


T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announced today that the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge New East Span (East Span) has been awarded the prestigious International Bridge Conference (IBC) George S. Richardson Medal. The George S. Richardson Medal honors a single, recent outstanding achievement in bridge engineering. TYLI, in a joint venture with Moffatt & Nichol, served as Engineer of Record on the complex seismic replacement project. TYLI and its project partners accepted the award at the 2015 IBC Bridge Awards Dinner on June 9, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The East Span project represents the largest public works project in California history. The new bridge, which has won 16 major industry awards to date, is the longest single-tower Self-Anchored Suspension Span (SAS) in the world at 2,047 feet and the world’s widest bridge at 258.33 feet. The East Span opened to traffic on September 2, 2013. The project was led by the California Department of Transportation, working in conjunction with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the California Transportation Commission.

“T.Y. Lin International is pleased to be recognized for our work on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge New East Span,” said Marwan Nader, Ph.D., P.E., TYLI Senior Vice President, Technical Director for the firm’s Bridge Line of Business, and lead design engineer for the SAS. “This project was an opportunity to incorporate innovations in bridge design and engineering, delivering a critical Lifeline Structure and ensuring the safety of the 300,000 daily users of the bridge. The East Span will serve the people of the Bay Area for the next 150 years, as both a state-of-the-art, seismically-resilient crossing and as the region’s newest landmark structure.”

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