Orangevale Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project Named Project of the Year

The American Public Works Association has selected the Orangevale Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project for a 2018 Public Works Project of the Year Award in the historical restoration/preservation category.

Each year, APWA presents the Public Works Projects of the Year Awards to recognize excellence in management, administration, design, construction and community relations. Winners are selected by a committee of more than 20 project managers, senior engineers and public service leaders across the United States. The awards will be presented at the APWA Public Works Expo in Kansas City, Missouri on Monday, August 27.

“We are thrilled to receive the APWA’s Project of the Year award and above all, proud to see the result of exemplary cooperation between the city, local engineering and construction firms, and the community as a whole,” said Mayor Steve Miklos.

The Orangevale Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project was a year-long restoration and historical preservation project on a century-old bridge that connects Folsom and Orangevale. Originally slated for replacement, the city worked with the community to rehabilitate the bridge and preserve its historical value. Key partners included the Caltrans District 3 Local Assistance and Bridge Department, Lincoln Highway Association, California Chapter, Folsom Historic Preservation League, community members, and neighbors. The construction significantly improved the lifespan of the bridge and preserved the historical elements that add to the city’s rich and expanding heritage.

APWA is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 30,000 members involved in the field of public works. APWA serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. APWA is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri; has an office in Washington, D.C.; and 63 chapters in North America.