Parsons Recieves Award Of Merit From Consulting Engineers Of Ontario For Vimy Memorial Bridge

Last Updated: 2015/05/20 03:25:44 AM

PASADENA, CA (May 15, 2015) – Parsons is pleased to announce that it has received an Award of Merit from the Consulting Engineers of Ontario, recognizing the corporation’s outstanding professional leadership and engineering innovation for its design work on the Vimy Memorial Bridge in Ottawa, Canada.

“Parsons is honored to have received this award for our work on the Vimy Memorial Bridge,” said Todd Wager, Parsons Group President. “Designed to honor the historical heritage and environmental sensitivity of the site, the bridge creates a vital commuter link for the citizens of Ottawa.”

Opened in July 2014, the Vimy Memorial Bridge crosses the Rideau River in Ottawa at a location that is part of the Rideau Canal System, a recognized National Historic Site in Canada and a World Heritage Site of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Featuring triple tubular steel arches supporting a suspended deck using inclined hangers, the bridge is the first of its kind in North America. It carries eight lanes of traffic, including two bus rapid transit lanes, as well as two bicycle lanes and two pedestrian walkways.

The Vimy Memorial Bridge previously received the prestigious Gustav Lindenthal Medal from the International Bridge Conference and the 2014 Design Award of Excellence for Steel Construction from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction, Quebec Region.

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