1998 Excellence in Highway Design Category 3b - Major Highway Structures under $10 Million Award of Excellence
Portland Avenue Bridge
Designer: Westbrook Associated Engineers, Spring Green, Wisconsin
Contractors: Zenith Tech, Inc. Waukesha, Wisconsin
The Portland Avenue Bridge is an example of incorporating design considerations with sensitivity to the existing site. Because it is located within Beloit's riverfront revitalization project aesthetics were extremely important. The ornamental railing, distinctive lights, limestone surfaces, exterior girder staining, and flared overlooks are noteworthy features of this attractive bridge. Endangered species and hazardous materials in the Rock River also required innovative design.