T.Y. Lin International Wins NCSEA 2012 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards


T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized full-service infrastructure consulting firm, has received two awards from the National Council of Structural Association (NCSEA). The Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge and the Tempe Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge received the 2012 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award in the New Bridge and Transportation Structures category. In addition, the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge was named the Outstanding Project for best overall engineering achievement.

The NCSEA Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards recognize creative achievement and highlight the best examples of structural ingenuity throughout the world. TYLI received the awards during NCSEA’s 20th Annual Conference held on October 5, 2012 in St. Louis, MO.

About the Award-Winning Projects:

Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge, San Diego, CA
Designed by TYLI, the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge is one of the longest self-anchored, suspension bridges in the world. It was constructed to provide a safe, elevated footbridge over busy Harbor Drive and existing train and trolley tracks. The main span of the bridge is 354 feet and the pylon is 131 feet tall. The pylon is inclined at a 60 degree angle from the horizontal and leans over the deck to support the single pair of suspension cables. The Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge serves as a southern gateway to downtown San Diego and truly is a bridge fitting for America’s Finest City.

Tempe Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge, Tempe, AZ
TYLI provided final design and construction management services for the Tempe Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge. The structure is a four-span, simple-tied-arch bridge, with each span comprised of tubular parabolic arches that lean into each other and cross at the quarter points, lending to its distinctive shape. The bridge connects bike and pedestrian paths from the north and south sides of the lake allowing runners, walkers and cyclists to cross without having to compete with vehicular traffic at major intersections. The bridge links parks, recreational facilities, new development and the Tempe Center for the Arts with the Mill Avenue District, the heart of Downtown Tempe.

Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge Photo Credit: Brooke Duthie Photography