OCEA, American-Style

by Paul Tarricone, Associate Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 345 East 47th Street, New York City, NY.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1992, Vol. 62, Issue 7, Pg. 57-60

Document Type: Feature article


A truly All-American contingent, the nominees for this year's Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award span the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii. The scope of the projects range from a half-billion-dollar transportation megaproject to a park road costing only $1 million, but the dams, bridges, powerplants and other public-works all benefit their communities while striking that delicate balance between construction efficiency and environmental sensitivity. As always, the criteria include resourcefulness in design and construction and pioneering use of materials and methods. The 12 nominees are: The Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project, Alaska; Cuchillo Negro Dam, Truth or Consequences, N.M.; Fiesta Texas, San Antonio; Guadalupe Corridor Project, Santa Clara, Calif.; Honolulu Sewer Tunnel Relief Project Increments 2,3,4; I-35E Parkway, St. Paul, Minn.; Mines of Spain State Recreation Area Main Park Road, Iowa; New York State 490/590 Highway Interchange, Rochester, N.Y.; Ochlockonee Bay Highway Bridge, Florida; San Diego Convention; Talmadge Memorial Bridge, Savannah, Ga.; Vine Street Expressway, Philadelphia.

Subject Headings: Project management | Highway bridges | Highways and roads | Parks | Infrastructure construction | Dams | Construction methods

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