PMI received the ACEC Engineering Excellence Award (Transportation Small Project category) for the Cossatot River Bridge Improvements project. PMI designed a low-water bridge at Cossatot River State Park to replace the former Ed Banks Crossing bridge that was closed due to damage and deterioration. The old bridge was demolished, new piers were poured and anchored into bedrock, and precaste-concrete bridge decking units were connected to the piers and new approaches. The project restored the most popular paddling access point and reconnected the river trail.
PMI’s John Metrailer, PE, accepted the award along with Jordan Thomas, Jeff King and Randy Roberson of Arkansas State Parks at the ACEC Awards Gala on March 8th.