Harry O. Hefter - Associates Receives Prestigious Award for Chicago Bridge Design

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Innovative Design for Lift Bridge Earns Engineering Firm the Chicagoland Excellence in Engineering Project Award

Engineering firm, Harry O. Hefter – Associates, Inc. was awarded the Chicagoland Excellence in Engineering Award by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers for a unique rehabilitation design of the 74 year old Torrence Avenue Calumet River Bridge, one of the few remaining lift bridges in Chicago.

The award recognizes design that adds value to Chicagoland, demonstrates excellence in public safety, and showcases engineering to the public.

The complex design included several bridge components including: roadway deck, stringers and floor beams, sidewalk, brackets and stringers, trusses, and its entire electrical system, amounting to $24 million in rehab construction work.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers for the design that our multi-disciplined team of engineers and specialists produced,” CEO Harry Hefter said. “As a Chicago company, it is also rewarding that the work we’re doing benefits our own community.”

About Harry O. Hefter - Associates
Harry O. Hefter – Associates is one of the nation’s most energetic multi-discipline firms. Founded in 1959, the company is dedicated to serving the design-bid-build needs of government and industry. With a staff of more than 80 professionals in architecture and all major engineering disciplines, Harry O. Hefter - Associates provides planning, design, and construction management for a variety of public works and industrial projects. Specialties include highways and railroad, movable, and roadway bridges, and steel mill, power generation, process, and pharmaceutical plants and parking structures. Their expertise also includes fire protection and security systems.

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