1991 OCEA Award Nominees

by Noel Maitland, Asst. Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, 345 East 47th St., New York, NY 10017,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1991, Vol. 61, Issue 7, Pg. 48-51


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The $1.2 billion I-595/Port Everglades Expressway runs from Port Everglades to I-75, giving traffic a much quicker route from the Miami area to the Gulf Coast. It also links U.S. 1, I-95, Florida's Turnpike and the Sawgrass Expressway. The project was completed $100 million under budget and five years ahead of schedule. The Sidney A. Murray, Jr. Hydroelectric Station's powerplant being built in New Orleans, then floated 208 mi. upriver to its foundation in Vidalia, La. Engineers working on the Stacy Project near San Angelo, Tex. solved the leaking problem common to RCC dams by facing it with conventional concrete—after the RCC had already been placed. Completed in only 10 years in a constricted space, the reconstruction of the I-90/I-87/New York State Thruway Interchange has mitigated traffic problems in Albany. The Fallbrook Sanitary District Water Reclamation Facility, in Fallbrook, Calif., upgrades wastewater treatment to allow reuse and composts its sludge with the aid of worms. The state-of-the-art Bee Canyon Sanitary Landfill in Irvine, Calif. can hold 109 million cu yd of garbage—enough to last 30 years. The Orange County/John Wayne Airport Expansion has doubled the number of passengers the airport can handle in a year. The $871 million, 22 mi Long Beach—Los Angeles Rail Transit Project, also known as the Blue Line, is the first part of the county's planned 150 mi light-rail system to become operational. The Cacaxtla Cable Support Structure protects the 12th century stucco-plastered adobe ruins at Cacaxtla, Mexico. The City of Youngstown (Ohio) Wastewater Treatment Plant improvements fit into the existing plant's tight site and heat the plant with heat generated from sludge burning. The 16th Avenue Bridge in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a modern structure masquerading as a 1910 structure.

Subject Headings: ASCE outstanding civil engineering | Construction management

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