1998 Excellence in Highway Design Category 4 - Environmental Protection and Enhancements Award of Excellence (tie)
Falcon Nest Boxes
James River Bridge and Berkley Bridge, Newport News and Norfolk, Virginia
Designer: Center for Conservation Biology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
Contractors: Center for Conservation Biology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
The peregrine falcon is an endangered species. By working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and biologists at the College of William and Mary, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has been able to provide an improved environment for successful breeding of peregrines and enable VDOT to perform necessary construction and maintenance activities associated with the bridge structures.