Parsons’ Illinois-Iowa Bridge Recognized as Public Works Association’s Project of the Year

Parsons' Illinois-Iowa Bridge Recognized as Public Works Association's Project of the Year - top government contractors - best government contracting eventThe American Public Works Association’s Illinois chapter has recognized Parsons‘ project to replace the U.S. 52 bridge across the Mississippi River.

Parsons said Thursday it received the 2018 Public Works Project of the Year Award, under the category for transportation projects worth over $75 million, for its work on the Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge. The Pasadena, Calif., company provided engineering and lead design services; structural, environmental and roadway studies; coordination of community involvement; and railroad alignment for the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The memorial bridge was opened in November 2017, aiming to preserve the wetlands of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge and relieving the former bridge that linked Savanna, Ill., and Sabula, Iowa. The new bridge features foundations made of drilled-shaft and steel-pile, a long tied arch spanning 546 feet and steel girder approach spans that total 1,900 feet.

APWA’s award is intended to recognize the collaboration of agencies, contractors and consultants for public works projects.

You may also be interested in...

U.S. Air Force

Air Force Releases RFI for Advanced Reentry Vehicle Technology

The U.S. Air Force's nuclear weapons center has launched a market research for advanced planning efforts related to intercontinental ballistic missile and sought input from potential sources of technologies for futute reentry vehicles, including radiation hardened electronics. 


Hermeus Expands Footprint in Atlanta With New Aircraft Assembly Factory

American startup Hermeus will turn a 110,000 square-foot facility in Atlanta into an aircraft assembly factory that will accomodate structures testing and light manufacturing operations and will double as the company's headquarters for its hundreds of employees.

Virgin Orbit

Virgin Orbit’s New LauncherOne Mission to Send DOD, International Satellites to Space in June

Virgin Orbit announced on Thursday that its LauncherOne rocket is fully assembled and will soon be shipped to Mojave Air and Space Port in California for pre-launch operations. The rocket’s upcoming mission is called Tubular Bells, Part One, which will launch CubeSat satellites for the Department of Defense (DOD) and Royal Netherlands Air Force, as well as two optical satellites for SatRevolution. The launch is scheduled for June of this year.