PA bridge engineer wins award for Elizabeth City Bascule Bridge

Elizabeth City city bridge
Construction work on the bridge in Elizabeth City

Modjeski and Masters based in Mechanicsburg, PA, says it has won two Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) Susquehanna Chapter awards, including the Outstanding New Medium Span Bridge Award for the Elizabeth City Bascule Bridge in North Carolina. The company says it also received recognition for a Michigan bridge project.

The annual ABCD Bridge Awards program recognizes bridges that have been designed, fabricated, or owned by a member of the ABCD Susquehanna Chapter. The awards were presented at a chapter dinner in Harrisburg, PA.

“We’re humbled that our prestigious group of peers in the Susquehanna Chapter recognized the innovation and value of our work on both the Portage Lake and Elizabeth City Bridge projects,” said Mike Britt, president of Modjeski and Masters. “Winning these awards demonstrates the type of work that our firm provides across the country, benefiting communities like those in Michigan and North Carolina for many years to come.”

The Elizabeth City Bascule Bridge project completely replaced both the superstructure and substructure of the eastbound bridge of US 158 over the Pasquotank River in North Carolina. Built in 1931, the eastbound span was one of 838 bridges identified by the North Carolina DOT to be replaced after determining it had reached the end of its expected lifespan. Modjeski and Masters designed the replacement bridge with a 430’ approach and a new 146’ double-leaf trunnion bascule span, accommodating the highway, bicycle and pedestrian traffic the bridge sees.


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