Newark Transportation Group Wins State Recognition

Feb 25, 2016
Newark, DE
Newark Transportation Group Wins State Recognition

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Delaware recognize three Pennoni projects during the 2016 Engineer’s Week Banquet hosted by the Delaware Engineering Society (DES). The projects were submitted to the American Council of Engineering Companies – Delaware Chapter (ACEC Delaware) Engineering Excellence competition.

The ACEC Delaware Engineering Excellence competition recognizes those engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degree of skill and ingenuity, while providing a significant benefit to the public welfare and the practice of engineering.

Senior Engineer Joseph Spadea in our Newark, DE, transportation division was awarded the Grand Conceptor Award – the highest recognition – for his work on the Furness Bridge in Media, PA. The century-old bridge was rehabilitated using an innovative bridge-within-a-bridge design, where improvements were made internal to the bridge's structure in order to preserve it. The project has been featured in Roads & Bridges magazine.

Senior Engineer Laura Anderson, also from our Newark transportation group, was awarded with the Conceptor Award for her work on the Paulsboro Marine Terminal Bridge – a vital link between I-295 and a proposed port facility along the Delaware River in Paulsboro, New Jersey. The new eight-span, 894-foot-long bridge carries the Marine Terminal Access Road over Mantua Creek, and due to the curved alignment following the creek, the bridge was designed with six-foot deep straight and curved steel plate girders.

Senior Engineer Terry Foester, also in the Newark transportation group, was also recognized for his work in New Castle, DE for the Washington Street Sidewalk Improvements, which received the Honor Award.