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Category 3a - Major Highway Structures over $10 Million

Merit Award

Photo: Second Blue Water Bridge

Second Blue Water Bridge

Port Huron, Michigan



Designer:  Modjeski and Masters, Pennsylvania;
Buckland & Taylor, British Columbia
Contractors:  Ellis-Don, PCL/MC Carthy A Joint Venture;
Walter Toebe Construction Co.

The original Blue Water Bridge was built in 1938 and is a highly visible historic landmark that carries I-94 across the St. Clair River to Canada. A comprehensive public participation program considered various alternatives and recommended a continuous tied arch design. The selection complemented the original bridge without compromising its historical integrity.

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