Two Chicago bridges receive national steel bridge awards recognition

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The Wells Street Bridge under reconstruction in 2013 (Wikipedia)

Two Chicago bridges were among 16 steel bridge projects which have earned national recognition from the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), a division of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

The winners were recognized at the 2016 NASCC: The Steel Conference/World Steel Bridge Symposium (WSBS) in Orlando, FL.

Chicago bridges recognized include:

Special Purpose: 606 – Milwaukee Avenue Bridge, which received a Prize Bridge Award; and

606 span
The 606 span

Reconstruction Span: Wells Street Bridge, which received a Merit Award.

The Wells Street Bridge under reconstruction in 2013 (Wikipedia)
The Wells Street Bridge under reconstruction in 2013 (Wikipedia)

The awards were presented to winners in seven categories covering an array of bridge types including: Major Span, Long Span, Medium Span, Short Span, Moveable Span, Reconstruction Span and Special Purpose. Recognition was also given to projects that best exemplified accelerated bridge construction (ABC) and sustainability. All structures were opened to traffic between May 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2015.

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