ISTHA Fox River Bridge Design Earns Engineering Excellence Award

The replacement of the Fox River Bridge on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Elgin, Illinois, received an Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois in its annual Engineering Excellence Awards Competition.

The $95 million bridge replacement project is part of the $2.5 billion Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) Rebuilding and Widening Project between Rockford and O’Hare International Airport. Two unusual design and construction methods were used to remove the aging six-lane twin bridge and build a new eight-lane twin bridge in the same location, while simultaneously keeping six lanes of traffic open.

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