Chicago— Two Washington bridge projects were among 23 buildings and bridges throughout North America to be honored in The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute's 2006 Design Awards Competition.
The Washington winners are:
- S. 317th Street HOV Direct Access Bridge in Federal Way, Wash., as Best Owner-Designed Bridge. It was designed by the Washington State Department of Transportation, with precast concrete components supplied by Concrete Technology Corp. in Tacoma, Wash.
- Monroe Street Bridge in Spokane, Wash., as Best Rehabilitated Bridge. It was designed by David Evans & Associates in Spokane, with precast concrete components supplied by Central Pre-Mix Prestress Co. in Spokane, Wash.
"Each year, the PCI Design Awards competition shows how designers are continuing to push the capabilities of precast, prestressed concrete components to achieve more cost-effective, aesthetically pleasing and quickly constructed projects," said James G. Toscas, PCI president. "Precasters in turn are responding to these needs, as can be seen in several new products created by precasters in these winning entries that will aid the construction industry for many years to come."