Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge/Hoover Dam Bypass Wins 2011 Be Inspired Award

Bentley Systems honored the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge/Hoover Dam Bypass project with the 2011 Be Inspired Award in the “Innovation in Bridges” category. The Be Inspired Awards recognize outstanding achievement and innovation in the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure projects around the world. The project team which included HDR, T.Y. Lin International, and Jacobs Engineering, was presented with the award at the Be Inspired Thought Leadership Conference that was held on November 8-9 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is the centerpiece of the $240 million Hoover Dam Bypass project. Soaring 890 feet above the Colorado River, the 1,900-foot-long structure is anchored in the canyon’s steep rock cliffs. The nine-year project was managed by a six-agency consortium led by the Federal Highway Administration Central Federal Lands Highway Division.