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November 2017

East End Crossing Wins Platinum Engineering Award From ACEC New York

NEW YORK — The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York has announced The Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing has been selected for a Platinum 2018 Engineering Excellence Award in the Structural Systems category.

The East End Crossing, built by Walsh Construction and joint venture partner Vinci Construction Grands Projets, and designed by Jacobs, is a 8.5-mile roadway connecting Southern Indiana with the eastern edge of suburban Louisville, Kent.

The East End Crossing features the new Lewis and Clark Bridge, a 2,500-foot main span, twin-tower cable-stayed structure across the Ohio River. The bridge includes two diamond towers rising 300 feet above the river, with 104 stay cables. It also contains a shared-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Additional features of the roadway project include a 1,700-foot twin-bore tunnel, along with associated roadway improvements and other related infrastructure work. The entire project is being delivered through a public-private partnership (P3).

The Engineering Excellence Awards are presented to projects that encompassed both the public and private sector in the following categories: studies, research, and consulting services; building/technology systems; structural systems; surveying and mapping technology; environmental; waste and storm water; water resources; transportation; energy; industrial and manufacturing processes and facilities; and special projects.

These winners will be honored at the 51st Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, which will take place at the Hilton Midtown in New York City on April 8, 2018. This event is co-sponsored by the ACEC New York Scholarship Fund, and in conjunction with the Gala, the scholarship program will award more than $50,000 to NYS engineering students.

Each year, over 60 member firms submit projects that are judged on a rigorous set of criteria, which includes complexity, innovation and value to society. These projects are judged by a panel of industry experts, which includes military and government officials, ACEC National and International leadership, educators from colleges’ and universities’ engineering departments, and leadership from other organizations dedicated to the built environment.



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