PASADENA, CA (August 3, 2011) – Parsons is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Mackinac Bridge Authority for an on-call contract for the indefinite delivery of services for the historic Mackinac Bridge in St. Ignace, Michigan.
Under this 3-year contract, Parsons will be responsible for inspection and design services to maintain the structural health of the Mackinac Bridge, the crown jewel of Michigan’s transportation system. The bridge carries Interstate 75 over the Straits of Mackinac, connecting Michigan’s lower and upper peninsulas.
“We are extremely pleased to continue our work on the Mackinac Bridge,” said Tom Barron, Parsons Group President. “Parsons has been the engineering consultant of choice for the bridge since the 1950s, and we are excited to continue that relationship.”
In the current economic climate, Parsons had to overcome strong competition for this on-call contract, which it accomplished through its strong commitment to innovation and its alliance with LifeSpan Technologies, a firm that specializes in structural health monitoring systems that can provide objective data in support of asset management, task prioritization, and ultimately cost savings.
The award of this contract is the most recent in a long history linking Parsons to the Mackinac Bridge, beginning with its design in 1953 and construction completion in 1957.
Parsons, celebrating more than 65 years of growth in the engineering and construction industry, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental, and defense/security. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com.
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