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Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge Project Receives Grand Prize in 2016 America's Transportation Awards Competition

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven, CT won Grand Prize in the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards from AASHTO, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

 

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven, Connecticut received the Grand Prize in the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards competition sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, a facility of the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT), takes I-95 over the Quinnipiac River and is used by 140,000 vehicles each day. The 10-lane bridge, known locally as the Q-Bridge, replaces the original six-lane Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, which was built in 1958 and designed to accommodate 40,000 vehicles daily.

The new bridge was dedicated in September 2015.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff serves as program manager to ConnDOT for the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program, which includes the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge.

Now in its ninth year, the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards competition attracted a record 84 project nominees from 39 state transportation departments plus the District of Columbia that competed in four regional competitions. The 12 projects receiving the highest ratings in the regional competitions competed for the grand prize, which was selected by panel of experts.

“This year’s Grand Prize winner – the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge—is another perfect example of what this competition is about,” said Bud Wright, AASHTO executive director. “This spectacular new addition to New Haven’s skyline is one of the largest projects in the Connecticut DOT’s history. And it was delivered ahead of schedule and on budget, improving safety, relieving congestion and enhancing travel options for tens of thousands of daily commuters.”