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Category 3 - Major Highway Structures - Over $10 Million

Award of Merit

Photo: Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Bridge

Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Bridge

St. George's, Delaware

Designer:Figg Engineering Group
Contractor:Recchi America, Inc.

The C&D Canal Bridge is the first major concrete segmental cable-stayed bridge structure to be completed in the Northeast where it holds the record for the longest concrete span at 230 m (750 feet). The 1,390 m (4,560 feet) long bridge is a precast segmental structure with twin parallel box girders that provide six lanes of travel to a highly congested corridor.

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