The Milton-Madison Bridge Replacement project received a national Honor Award in the 2015 American Council of Engineering Companies Engineering Excellence Awards competition.
Project team partners received the award during the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, DC. Representing the project team were Murray Johnson (Buckland & Taylor), Tom Bolte (B&N) and Charlie Gannon (Walsh Construction).
The 2,428-foot-long truss superstructure of the Milton-Madison Bridge made history in April 2014 when it was moved 55 feet from temporary bridge piers onto permanent, rehabilitated piers. It is believed to be the largest lateral bridge slide in North America, and possibly the world. This innovative solution was proposed by the project team as a time and cost savings measure for the Indiana Department of Transportation.
ACEC's annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition pays tribute to exemplary member firm achievements from throughout the world. Since 1967, U.S. engineering firms have entered their most innovative projects and studies in this annual competition known as "the Academy Awards of the engineering industry" which honors the year's most outstanding engineering accomplishments.