The Engineering News-Record (ENR) provides news on engineering and construction for professionals in the construction industry. Each year they hold a competition that honors the regional best construction projects in the Southeast. This includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. With over ten different categories, the competition selects their winners and honorees based on the design and execution of each project. And last year, U.S. Bridge submitted the #WeHeartPR project for the Liberty Bridges provided to communities affected by Hurricane Maria.
ENR Award of Merit: #WeHeartPR
After the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, U.S. Bridge built 5 Liberty Bridges in affected communities throughout Puerto Rico. U.S. Bridge manufactured and completed installation of the bridges within a six-week period.
The Liberty Bridge was the top choice because its quick assembly makes it ideal for emergencies, and it can be a permanent structure. To build the bridges, more than 850 metric tons of steel were used to create more than 950 ft of bridge. Additionally, the team worked around the clock over the holiday season to accomplish the task. The result was 5 Liberty Bridges in the following areas:
- San Lorenzo, Morovis
- Juana Diaz
These Liberty Bridges were specifically built to ensure durability and longevity.
ENR Southeast Best Project Award 2018
U.S. Bridge’s Award of Merit was in the Highway/Bridge category. It is an honor to be selected as a Best Project winner. This project in Puerto Rico was an important one. It not only allowed U.S. Bridge to engineer and manufacture long lasting steel bridges, but also help those communities get back to normal.
The #WeHeartPR project was highlighted in the October 29th Best Projects issue of ENR Southeast. Then, it was celebrated at the Best Projects Awards luncheon November 1st at the Renaissance Orlando at Sea World.