DOWL is honored that the 8th Street Bridge Replacement project in Pendleton, OR, is one of the Oregon chapter of the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Projects of the Year for 2020. The project is being recognized in the category for structures that cost “$5 Million to Less than $25 Million.”
These awards are a special recognition because they focus on not only the partnership between consultants and public agencies, but also the value that these projects bring to the public. To be recognized among a wide range of important public works projects is a particular honor.
The 8th Street Bridge project in eastern Oregon replaced a 110-year-old historic bridge with a new structure that meets current design standards while honoring the historic nature of the site and its surrounding area. It maintains critical connections for neighbors on either side of the Umatilla River and, because it more readily accommodates the flow of commercial and residential traffic, provides the City of Pendleton with opportunities to further develop areas on the north side of the river.
This project, which at first glance seems like a straightforward bridge replacement, was actually more complex than it appears and included significant outreach and coordination with the public to ensure its success. Read more about the project here.
We’d also like to thank our partners on this project, the Oregon Department of Transportation, the City of Pendleton and Legacy Contracting, Inc., without whom this project wouldn’t have been possible.
You can learn about the other Project of the Year winners here: http://oregon.apwa.net/PageDetails/24661