City awarded Public Works honors


The City of Tacoma’s Public Works Department was recently selected to receive the American Public Works Association 2018 Project of the Year. Tacoma was selected for the Tacoma Avenue South Bridge Rehabilitation project and will receive this award at a presentation scheduled in August 2018.

The Tacoma Avenue South Bridge Rehabilitation project was awarded the APWA Washington State Project of the Year in 2017 making it eligible for the national award.  Both awards were from the Historical Restoration/Preservation category for projects between $5 million and $25 million.

The project was completed in June 2016 at a total cost of $13 million. Funding was provided from the city, the Federal Local Bridge Program and the Transportation Improvement Board.

This bridge, located on Tacoma Avenue South between Center and South Delin streets, was originally constructed in 1930. The project provided a complete rehabilitation of the over 80-year-old bridge including new girders, deck, wider sidewalks, guardrails and streetlights. Traffic lanes were reconfigured to three vehicular lanes and two bicycle lanes were also added.

TranTech Engineering, LLC provided design for the project, construction was done by Quigg Bros., Inc. and the project was managed by Tacoma’s Public Works Engineering Division.

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