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1996 Excellence in Highway Design
Category 9 - Highway Improvements on Publicly Owned Land
Award of Merit
Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge
|Designer:||FIGG Engineering Group|
|Contractor:||PCL Civil Constructors, Inc.|
The Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge is the nation's first segmentally constructed concrete arch bridge. Spanning 502 m (1,648 feet), the double arch structure offers motorists a view from 47m (155 feet) above the valley floor and is one of the final links in the Natchez Trace Parkway project. The bridge's arches are designed to support the deck without evenly spaced spandrel columns, resulting in a picturesque, unencumbered appearance.