Oak Cliff streetcar nominated for international engineering award

houston street viaduct

Our modern, custom-made streetcar crosses the century-old Houston Street Viaduct, and it took feats of civil engineering to make it happen.

The Oak Cliff streetcar project is up for an award that recognizes superior civil engineering skills.

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The American Society of Civil Engineers’ annual award for Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement also acknowledges projects that “represents a significant contribution to civil engineering progress and society.” The award honors the overall project and is not given to any one individual.

City Councilman Scott Griggs notes, “The award is for the complex construction over the historic Viaduct, not reliability of the streetcar.”

Other finalists for the prestigious award are:

Chbatrapati Shivaji International Airport – Terminal 2 in Mumbai, India
Emergency & Carryover Storage Project in San Diego
One World Trade Center in New York
Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven, Conn.

The winner will be announced March 16, 2017.

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  • JOHN BURNS

    It’s ugly, ill planned, under used as it under serves. Outside of that if you wanna praise the way it crossed an old bridge on it’s way to block traffic so be it.