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George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge

  • Coleman Bridge
  • Coleman Bridge

Skanska and PB used a highly innovative approach to replace the George P. Coleman Bridge. This $73M project is the longest double-leaf swing span in the U.S. Six bridge spans were prefabricated 30 miles away and transported by barge to the project. This approach enabled the bridge to be reconstructed along the existing alignment with only nine days of closure, significantly reducing the number of closures anticipated by the owner.


Service: Construction
Mark segment: Bridges
Start date: 1994
Completion date: 1996
Clients: Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
Country: United States
City: Yorktown
Project status: Completed


AISC NSBA Prize Bridge Award 1998
AISC & NSBA 1998 Bridge Competition
George S. Richardson Medal for Outstanding Achievement In Bridge Engineering 1997
14th Annual International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, PA June 2, 1997
Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement for 1996
Virginia American Society of Civil Engineers
1997 Grand Conceptors Award
American Consulting Engineers Council May 13, 1997
1997 Engineering Excellence Honor Award
American Consulting Engineers Council, May 13, 1997