Agency: 
American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey
Client: 
New Jersey Department of Transportation
Project: 
Hillsborough Road and Homestead Road Bridges Design

Louis Berger’s Hillsborough Road and Homestead Road Bridges design was recognized with an Engineering Excellence Distinguished award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New Jersey.

The design called for the replacement of two “orphan” historic bridges over the Trenton Railroad Line in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey. Louis Berger provided final design services for the project, which rehabilitated the two structures and satisfied requirements from the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office. Final design services included superstructure replacement and substructure rehabilitation of two bridges, as well as the rehabilitation of five other bridges. The use of advanced utility relocation contracts expedited the construction schedule, and the project required close coordination with railroad owner CSX and municipalities to maintain local traffic.

The ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards celebrate the most outstanding project achievements in the field of engineering around the world. Projects are judged based on originality, innovation, value to the public and the engineering profession, complexity, social and economic considerations, sustainability, and exceeding client needs.