QUINCY, WEYMOUTH AND BOSTON, MA – APRIL 18, 2019 – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Parsons Corporation as the 2019 Grand Conceptor winner for Engineering Excellence for their work on the Fore River Bridge in Weymouth and Quincy , MA.
Fore River Bridge
The Fore River Bridge Project involved the replacement of the temporary lift span carrying Route 3A over the Weymouth Fore River in Quincy/Weymouth, MA. In addition to providing a new crossing for roadway, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic, the project also improved maritime traffic operations by widening the channel and increasing the height of the bridge to accommodate new shipping standards. Parsons’ innovative solutions, such as using a transverse sheave truss to support the lift span machinery, improved the redundancy of structural components, improved the function of mechanical components, and increased reliability for this replacement bridge designed to last 100 years. Parsons has offices in Boston, MA.
The 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with special guest emcees Jonathan L. Gulliver, Highway Administrator at MassDOT and Frederick A. Laskey, Executive Director of MWRA.
“Each year we gather to celebrate and recognize engineering firms for projects that demonstrate innovation and excellence,” said Michael J. Walsh, PE, President of ACEC/MA and Vice President of CDM Smith. “We congratulate our winners who work tirelessly throughout the year to advance the goals and values of our organization and the industry.”
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) is the business association of the Massachusetts engineering industry, representing over 120 independent engineering companies engaged in the development of transportation, environmental, industrial, and other infrastructure. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Boston, MA, ACEC/MA is a member organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) based in Washington, DC. ACEC is a national federation of 51 state and regional organizations. For more information on ACEC/MA, visit their website at
www.acecma.org. ACEC/MA is undertaking an awareness campaign to educate the public on the many contributions engineers make (or the engineering innovations) in everyday life through their hash tag #EngineeringGoFigure.