PASADENA, CA (March 19, 2015) – Parsons is pleased to announce that it has earned two Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Michigan chapter, including the top prize of the Engineering Honorable Conceptor Award for the I-96/M-50 Bridge Slide in Lowell Township, MI. In addition, Parsons received an Engineering Merit Award for the US-131/3 Mile Road project near Morley, MI.
“Parsons used accelerated bridge construction techniques on both of these award-winning projects to maximize value for our customers and to reduce the impact of construction on the traveling public,” said Todd Wager, Parsons Group President. “Bridge slide technology significantly reduces road closures and provides increased safety for construction workers and motorists.”
The I-96/M-50 (Alden Nash Road) replacement of the existing bridge represents Michigan’s longest bridge slide at nearly 75 ft, heaviest at over 4 million lbs, and most rapid with its completion in 7 hours. Closure of M-50 was limited to less than 5 days, with no more than 2 consecutive days of closure. In addition to providing design services, Parsons delivered an overall traffic management plan as well as temporary and permanent signal designs. The project was part of the Federal Highway Administration’s Every Day Counts initiative that is designed to identify and deploy innovation aimed at reducing the time it takes to deliver highway projects.
The twin superstructures on US-131 over 3 Mile Road were Michigan’s first lateral slide-in bridges. Parsons provided technical expertise and temporary works design for the bridge slides, which replaced existing bridges with wider structures. Bridge closures were limited to 5 days.Parsons is a technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries. The corporation is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, defense, security, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, systems design/engineering, cyber/converged security, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.