You’ve probably driven over this award winner. The Seventh Street Bridge recently received an award from the Precast Concrete Manufacturers’ Association as the Best of Precast Award in the bridge category at its 2016 PCMA Best of Precast Awards Ceremony and Banquet last month.
The award was presented to Heldenfels Enterprises, the supplier of the bridge’s precast floor beams; Sundt Construction, the general contractor and supplier of the precast arches for the project and the Texas Department of Transportation.
The West 7th Street Bridge is the first of its kind in the world built with precast, post-tensioned arches and floor beams. Each arch measures 24 feet tall by approximately 160 feet long and weighs more than 640,000 pounds. The 12 concrete arches on the bridge were built offsite and installed in pairs along either side of the old bridge.