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Category 3a - Major Highway Structures over $10 Million

Merit Award

Photo: Wabasha Street Bridge

Wabasha Street Bridge

St. Paul, Minnesota

Designer:  Figg Engineering Group, Tallahassee, Florida
Contractors:  Lunda Construction Company, Black River Falls, Wisconsin

This cast-in-place post-tensioned segmental concrete structure is a signature bridge for the city of St. Paul and the centerpiece of the downtown redevelopment. It not only meets the desired aesthetic requirements but also demonstrated the adaptability of the concrete segmental construction method to large seasonal temperature variations. The project broke new ground by placing concrete during one of the worst Minnesota winters in modern times.

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