Huey P. Long Bridge Wins AGC Alliant Build America Awards

Traylor Bros., as part of MTI (Massman Construction Co., Traylor Bros. and IHI Corporation), was honored with two prestigious awards for our work on the Huey P. Long Bridge: the 2013 Alliant Build America Award in the category of Highway and Transportation and the 2013 Alliant Build America Grand Award.

The grand award is selected from all 16 Alliant Build America awards as the most significant construction project of the year. “The winners are setting the standard by which all construction projects should be judged,” said Joseph H. Jarboe, AGC’s president.

Providing significant traffic and safety improvements, the Huey P. Long Bridge widening is vital to the development of greater New Orleans. The widening provided a safer and more reliable crossing over the Mississippi River. The team employed an innovative span-by-span erection method to construct more than 17,000 tons of very large truss members in a 24-month construction period—rare in a time when segmental concrete construction is often preferred. This method allowed the work to be done more safely, efficiently, and with minimal impact.

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