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Excellence in Highway Design

Structures (greater than $10 million)

New I-35W Bridge
New I-35W Bridge

Award of Excellence

New I-35W Bridge
Minneapolis, Minnesota

On August 1, 2007, the tragic collapse of the I-35W Bridge was front-page news across the country and the world. Despite the challenges and aggressive schedule, the new segmental concrete "smart bridge" features a progressive design of new technology and achieves a vision for quality, safety and innovation.

  • Designer: FIGG Engineering Group
  • Contractor: Flatiron Construction Corp. and Manson Construction Company
  • Owner: Minnesota Department of Transportation


Michael Matzke
Office of Program Administration
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Updated: 04/08/2011

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