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Category 3A: Major Highway Structures Over $10 Million

2002 Excellence in Highway Design Awards

Category 3A: Major Highway Structures Over $10 Million

Honorable Mention


Category 3A: Major Highway Structures Over $10 Million Honorable Mention, image of project The Smart Road Bridge, Christiansburg, Virginia

The Smart Road Bridge,
Christiansburg, Virginia

Designer:
Figg Engineering Group, Tallahassee, FL

Contractor:
PCL Civil Constructors, Inc., Coral Springs, FL

The Smart Road Bridge, at 175 feet above the valley floor, is the tallest bridge in the Common-wealth of Virginia. The bridge, one phase in the 5.7-mile Smart Road project, was designed and constructed to satisfy functional, aesthetic, and economic requirements. The bridge also accommodates various testing equipment associated with Smart Road roadway research. The Smart Road, when completed, will provide a vital public link to Interstate 81 from the town of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech.

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