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2005 Environmental Excellence Awards

Judge's Honorable Mention for Environmental Excellence:

White River- Cotter Bridge Repair

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department
Dan Flowers
Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department
Robert Walters

After 70 years of continuous use, this project repaired or replaced at least 60 percent of the original historic arched bridge which was completed in 1930 and built using the Marsh Rainbow Arch construction technique, where steel arches were assembled on the ground and then lifted into place on the piers eliminating the need for building costly and time-consuming framework beneath the structure.

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New York Avenue Station

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
John Thomas

This unique project, developed in an urban setting, links pedestrian/bike facilities to a transit station and provides multiple transportation connectivity options for the local and regional community.

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Indian Street Bridge PD & E Study

Florida Department of Transportation, District 4 Office of Planning and Environmental Management
Steven Braun | Gaspar Jorge Padron | Cassandra Piché | Maria Teresita Vilches-Landa | Edith Waters | Christopher Davis | Juan Jané

This project shows an innovative approach to public involvement and a process for consensus-building and working with communities to develop innovative ideas to address the concerns of elected officials, the residential and business communities, along with local, state and federal agencies which can then be incorporated into each element of the final design.

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Mill Ruins Park

Minnesota Department of Transportation
Karl Weissenborn
Minnesota Park and Recreation Board
Rachel Ramadhyani
URS, Inc.
Greg Brown

Mills Ruins Park has national, regional, and local-level historic and archaeological intrinsic qualities, along with state and local level scenic, recreational and cultural qualities. It serves as a historic and interpretive "gem" and is the centerpiece of the revitalization of the historic Minneapolis West Side Milling District.

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