Louis Berger Wins 2018 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award

MBTA Shore Line Bridge No. B-16-475

Needham, MA – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Louis Berger as a winner of a 2018 Bronze Engineering Excellence Awards for work on the MBTA Shore Line Bridge Replacement project in Boston.

The 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with emcees Beth J. Larkin, PE, MBTA Assistant General Manager for Capital Delivery, and Housamm (“Sam”) H. Sleiman, PE, CCM, MassPort Director of Capital Programs & Environmental Affairs.

Louis Berger, with offices in Needham, was retained by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to design a replacement for the MBTA Shore Line Bridge No. B-16-475, which carries the Fairmount and Franklin Line commuter rail service, CSX freight service, and spans over Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and MBTA Shore Line. The existing single-span bridge, built in 1898, was replaced with several pre-accelerated bridge construction (ABC) techniques for systems relocations, foundation construction, and structure fabrication as work window hours were substantially restricted.

“The awards honor this year’s most outstanding engineering accomplishments in Massachusetts,” said ACEC/MA President Michael J. Scipione, PE President and CEO of Weston & Sampson Engineering, Inc. “They are excellent examples of how engineers create projects that improve our lives and communities. Professional engineers are dedicated to providing quality infrastructure, providing safe and reliable water and energy, and making our buildings safe and energy efficient. We congratulate our winners on their exceptional achievements.”