San Francisco Bay Bridge Seismic Retrofit and Replacement selected AEG National OEEG Project for 2012

New Bay Bridge under construction

New Bay Bridge under construction. Photo by flickr/Telstar Logistics.

In late April 2012, the AEG National Outstanding Environmental & Engineering Project Award for 2012 was awarded to The San Francisco Bay Bridge Seismic Retrofit and Replacement.

The nominees provided a solid proposal on the project that met the award criteria. The OEEG requirements indicate the award must satisfy the following criteria:

1. Displays national or international significance,
2. Demonstrates the application of the principles of environmental and engineering geology to the solution of a problem affecting the public,
3. Shows recognition of and respect for the environment and history and culture of the project area, and
4. Provides an opportunity for public education in:
a. environmental and engineering geology
b. environmental issues, and
c. culture and history of the area.

The award will be recognized at the 2012 AEG Annual Meeting at the Opening Session on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Congratulations to Ms. Courtney Cacace of Parsons Brinckerhoff, who submitted the nomination for this outstanding project, and to all of our peers in the Bay Area who have lent their time and expertise to building this beautiful new landmark bridge!