T.Y. Lin International (TYLI), a globally recognized full-service infrastructure consulting firm, announces that the California Incline Bridge and Idaho Avenue Pedestrian Overcrossing (POC) Replacements, two interrelated projects in Santa Monica, California, have won a 2018 Engineering Excellence Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC-CA). The ACEC-CA Engineering Excellence Awards competition recognizes outstanding achievements in engineering and land surveying projects completed by California firms.
TYLI served as Bridge Designer for the California Incline Bridge, working closely with the City of Santa Monica and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The firm also oversaw traffic and electrical engineering, geotechnical engineering, hazardous material testing, and surveying. For the Idaho Avenue POC, TYLI served as Prime Consultant and Bridge Designer responsible for concept alternatives analysis, visualization and architectural renderings, final bridge design, plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E), and construction support for the overcrossing and improvements to the Idaho Trail.
The California Incline Bridge begins atop the bluff slopes of Pacific Palisades Park and carries vehicular traffic, pedestrians, and bicyclists down to the Pacific Coast Highway at the base of the bluffs near Santa Monica State Beach. The new bridge replaces a series of deteriorating, seismically-deficient sidehill viaduct structures built in 1930. The Idaho Avenue POC replaces the former California Incline POC constructed in 1957. An aesthetic, curving structure with signature V-shaped pier, the overcrossing emerges seamlessly from the historic Idaho Trail and spirals down to connect to the new multiuse bicycle/pedestrian path constructed for the California Incline Bridge project. The bridges were completed on schedule in October 2016.
“The T.Y. Lin International team wishes to thank the American Council of Engineering Companies of California for honoring the California Incline Bridge and the Idaho Avenue Pedestrian Overcrossing with a 2018 Engineering Excellence Honor Award,” said Mark Ashley, P.E., TYLI Senior Vice President and West Region Director. “It was a privilege to work with the City of Santa Monica, Caltrans, and our project partners on two such important and iconic structures.”
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