Lincolnwood's Valley Line Pedestrian Bridge, designed by Stanley Consultants, wins Engineering Excellence Award

LinkedIn_Article_Engineering_Excellence_Award.pngThe Village of Lincolnwood’s Valley Line Pedestrian Bridge was a winner in the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards competition hosted by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois.  Designed by Stanley Consultants, the multi-use bridge received a Merit Award in the Structural Systems Category. Stanley Consultants provides engineering, environment and construction services worldwide.

The $4.4 million prefabricated truss bridge, which spans Touhy Avenue, is located on the Valley Line Trail on the west side of Lincolnwood. Before the bridge was constructed, trail users had to make a detour to safely cross Touhy Avenue. Many chose to turn around rather than cross the busy roadway. The new bridge eliminates the detour and allows for safe and easy crossing of Touhy Avenue.

The bridge also doubles as a signature gateway, welcoming 40,000 drivers into Lincolnwood every day. The rustic prairie style design matches local architecture and has several significant architectural elements, like the iconic tree logo and “Village of Lincolnwood” cast in the piers.


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