Boise’s Broadway Bridge wins
National Steel Bridge Alliance Merit Award
The rebuilt Broadway Bridge over the Boise River in downtown Boise recently won the Merit Award from the National Steel Bridge Alliance in their 2018 Prize Bridge competition in the Short Span category.
ITD’s Bridge section was notified of the award Jan. 25, and traveled to Baltimore, Maryland April 11 to accept the honor at the World Steel Bridge Symposium.
Here's a link to the award webpage for the bridge.
The bridge, built at a cost of $20 million, opened in September 2016. The bridge is 472 feet long, 108 feet wide, and used 710 tons of structural steel in construction. It was completed in an accelerated nine months, and incorporated design and safety features brought forward by the public during an extensive outreach period prior to construction.
A steel bridge was selected as the best option to meet the aesthetic, geometric, cost, and shortened construction schedule that was required for this structure.
The following people all played a critical role in the bridge’s reconstruction:
Greg Vitley & Scott Rudel, ITD Environmental
Daris Bruce & Merrill Sharp, Resident Engineer and Project Manager
Mark Campbell, D3 Project Designer
Amy Revis, D3 District Engineer
Jennifer Gonzalez, D3 Public Information Specialist
Kate Reed & Rosemary Curtin, RBCI,
Dave Butzier, AECOM
Posthumously - Ken Clausen, ITD Bridge
Photo courtesy Idaho Airships