April 25, 2012
T.Y. Lin International Wins ACEC Grand Award for Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge
T.Y. Lin International (TYLI) received a Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for its work on the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge in San Diego, California. The awards were announced at ACEC’s 46th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) Gala in Washington, D.C. Known as the “Academy Awards” of the engineering industry, the EEA recognize preeminent engineering achievements from throughout the world.
Completed in March 2011, the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge is a graceful self-anchored suspension bridge with a single inclined pylon and a curved deck suspended only along the inside edge. The pylon itself is inclined at a 60º angle and leans over the deck to support the single pair of suspension cables. As one of the longest self-anchored, suspension bridges in the world, the iconic bridge serves as a southern gateway to downtown San Diego and fulfills the City’s 100-year vision to link two of its important regional assets: Balboa Park and San Diego Bay.
For more information about the EEA competition, please visit ACEC's website.
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