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SEH Recognized with ACEC National Award for 10th Avenue Bridge Project

The 10th Avenue Bridge SE Rehabilitation Project was recognized with a National Recognition Award during the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2023 Engineering Excellence Awards Program in Washington D.C. on June 13, 2023.

The ACEC National Recognition Award is a prestigious distinction honoring projects "demonstrating exceptional engineering excellence at the national level." 

ACEC's Awards Program recognizes engineering achievements that "exhibit the highest degree of merit and ingenuity." Entries were judged by an objective panel based on "uniqueness and/or innovative application of new or existing techniques; future value to the engineering profession and perception by the public; social, economic, and sustainable development considerations; complexity; and successful fulfillment of client/owner needs."

The 10th Avenue Bridge SE Rehabilitation Project was also recognized with a Grand Award for engineering excellence from ACEC Minnesota. 


10th Avenue Bridge SE Rehabilitation – Minneapolis, Minnesota

The 10th Avenue Bridge is a critical transportation element that crosses over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and serves a key role for people driving, biking, and walking every day. The project's goal was to rehabilitate the historic bridge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to address crucial deteriorating components of the seven-span concrete arch of the bridge.  

SEH, Olson & Nesvold Engineers (ONE), and the City launched a comprehensive restoration on the 10th Avenue Bridge. The project's highlights encompassed the complete replacement of the concrete arch span's deck, utilizing an innovative cathodic protection system to safeguard the bridge's arch ribs, and using tower cranes for construction. The project also incorporated multimodal enhancements, such as reducing vehicle lanes from four to two, adding sidewalks, and including protected bike lanes. These improvements aligned with the City's commitment to reducing carbon emissions and fostering a more sustainable future.

Learn more about the 10th Avenue Bridge SE Rehabilitation project.

About SEH

SEH is a multidisciplined professional services company of 800 engineers, architects, planners, and scientists who connect our government, commercial, and industrial clients to the right solutions. With 32 offices in 11 states, SEH focuses on improving mobility, improving infrastructure, engineering clean water, and creating better places. In partnership with our clients, we're Building a Better World for All of Us®.