MaineDOT and TYLin Celebrate National Award for I-95 Piscataqua River Bridge

MaineDOT and TYLin Celebrate National Award for I-95 Piscataqua River Bridge

Piscataqua River Bridge

The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) and TYLin teams gathered at MaineDOT headquarters on July 28 to celebrate the 2023 National Recognition Award bestowed upon the Piscataqua River Bridge Rehabilitation project by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The project's outstanding achievements were recognized in ACEC's Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition, a prestigious program honoring engineering accomplishment worldwide.

Joining MaineDOT engineers, designers, and prominent project stakeholders, including representatives from TYLin and the Maine Turnpike Authority, the celebration paid tribute to the exceptional contributions that led to the National Recognition Award. ACEC judges singled out the Piscataqua River Bridge Rehabilitation among a host of complex projects from across the globe, highlighting its innovation, value to the engineering profession, sustainability, and ability to meet client needs.

TYLin's Project Manager Daniel Myers, PE, recounted the history of the landmark bridge, starting with initial studies and original construction in the 1960s and 1970s and continuing to the present rehabilitation project. Myers notes, “I want to recognize the thousands of people who have worked on this bridge, their sacrifices and hard work. It is their hard work and teamwork that we have now joined in serving the people of the state of Maine on their most important bridge, the Gateway to Maine.  Without the dedication of each one of you and hundreds of others who worked on this project, this project would not have been the success it was.”

MaineDOT’s Chief Operating Officer Bill Pulver and Chief Engineer Joyce Taylor praised the ingenuity and hard work throughout the team. In keeping with the spirit of the celebration, they requested the award be presented not to them but to the construction management staff who worked on site every day. On behalf of TYLin, Myers presented the ACEC National Recognition Award to Craig Hurd, MaineDOT’s Project Resident Engineer.

The event also lauded MaineDOT's I-295 over Veranda Street Bridge Replacement project, which secured an Honor Award in the EEA competition. The accolades affirm MaineDOT's unwavering commitment to excellence and showcase the exceptional talents of its staff and engineering consultants, placing them among the best in the nation.

The ACEC National Recognition Award has brought well-deserved recognition to the Piscataqua River Bridge Rehabilitation project and the collaborative efforts of MaineDOT and TYLin. The project is certain to inspire future innovations that will shape sustainable and progressive infrastructure for the region.

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