McElhanney’s bridge engineering group won an ACEC-BC Award of Merit in the Transportation & Bridges category for the Veer Kunwar Singh Bridge which crosses the River Ganges in northern India. There were 12 entries in this category from leading consultants.
At 4.35km, the Veer Kunwar Singh Bridge is the world’s longest extradosed bridge. It is a lifeline of opportunity to some of the world’s most underprivileged people since opening June 11, 2017. McElhanney provided conceptual and detailed design, construction engineering, and site-support to the contractor for the $200M design/build project. The team found an innovative way to meet the owner’s goal of cutting construction duration by a year, to make an iconic statement, and to overcome significant technical site challenges including monsoons and seismic activity.
The award was presented during the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – BC gala award evening on April 7, 2018.
Congratulations to the team on this momentous achievement.