Hudson, MA – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Jacobs Engineering Group as a 2019 bronze award winner for engineering excellence for their work on the Washington Street (Route 85) Over the Assabet River Bridge Replacement.
Working closely with MassDOT, the town of Hudson and local businesses, Jacobs pioneered the use of new construction methods and materials that delivered a completed bridge with a roadway closure of only 85 days, 20 days sooner than the pre-negotiated outage length. These included the use of Northeast Extreme Tee (NEXT) precast beams for the bridge superstructure and Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) for field-cast closure pours.
This project not only solved the critical needs of Hudson and the region ahead of schedule, but proved the efficacy of UHPC application for future bridge projects throughout Massachusetts.
The 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with special guest emcees Jonathan L. Gulliver, highway administrator at MassDOT and Frederick A. Laskey, executive director of MWRA.