Rehab of RJ Corman Railroad Bridge in the running for top engineering prize
Clarksville, TN – The RJ Corman Railroad Cumberland River Bridge by HDR|ICA Engineering for the City of Clarksville, is among projects being considered in the 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards competition, presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ACEC of Tennessee).
The award is one of the highest honors a project team can receive and is considered the “Academy Awards of the engineering industry.”The RJ Corman Cumberland River Bridge is an iconic visual element of downtown Clarksville.
The pin-connected Parker camelback truss bridge was originally constructed in 1890 with a central swing span added in 1903.
While structurally sound, the bridge had extensive rusting and the control building had fallen into disrepair, giving the impression that the bridge was in overall dilapidated condition. HDR|ICA assisted the Montgomery County Rail Service Authority in developing a strategy to rehabilitate this historic structure, preserving the bridge for future generations, and fostering urban renewal efforts in downtown Clarksville.
More than 20 project entries from Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jackson, and surrounding areas are also up for consideration. The winners of the 2016 Silver Anniversary Engineering Excellence Awards will be announced on the evening of Tuesday, March 8th, during an awards banquet at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin.
Additional information about the Awards can be found at www.acectn.com/engineering-excellence-awards/2016-awards/
In 2015, The TDOT – SR-254 over Otter Creek Bridge project, completed by Nashville engineering firm Gresham, Smith and Partners, won the top prize.
About ACEC of Tennessee
Founded in 1968, ACEC of Tennessee is a statewide organization, which represents more than 100 Tennessee engineering firms. ACEC of Tennessee has chapters in Nashville, East Tennessee, Southeast Tennessee and Memphis. The organization works to advance the business environment of the engineering industry.