WASHINGTON, D.C. — Louis Berger and Ammann & Whitney were recognized with the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award (OCEA) for innovative design contributions on the Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam. The duo received the award Thursday night during the Outstanding Project and Leaders Gala in Arlington, Virginia. The Dragon Bridge was one of six projects to be recognized as finalists for the award. 

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“Louis Berger and Ammann & Whitney engineers are proud to be recognized by our industry peers for such an exciting award,” said­­­­ Thomas Lewis, president of Louis Berger’s U.S. operations. “But it was the vision of the Da Nang People’s Committee, the sponsor of the international bridge design competition, who made the Dragon Bridge possible.”

Louis Berger and Ammann & Whitney were selected by the Da Nang People's Committee to design the bridge after an international design competition. The 666-meter bridge incorporates a single-arch support system to form a dragon flying across the Han River. Since its opening in 2013, the bridge has become an important transportation link and draws hundreds of locals and visitors to its fire- and water-breathing shows on weekends.

“It was important to the Da Nang People’s Committee that the Dragon Bridge play both a functional and aesthetic role,” said Ammann & Whitney president and CEO Nick Ivanoff. “Maintaining the natural scenic views of the city and river was a priority and helped make the bridge a major tourist attraction for the city and region.”

Each year, ASCE recognizes an exemplary civil engineering project that best illustrates superior civil engineering skills and represents a significant contribution to civil engineering progress and society. Honoring an overall project rather than an individual, the award celebrates the contributions of many engineers.

ASCE represents more than 150,000 individuals who represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide.

About Louis Berger
Louis Berger is a $1 billion global professional services corporation that helps infrastructure and development clients solve their most complex challenges. We are a trusted partner to national, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry clients worldwide. By focusing on client needs to deliver quality, safe, financially-successful projects with integrity, we are committed to deliver on our promise to provide Solutions for a better world.

Louis Berger operates on every habitable continent. We have a long-standing presence in more than 50 nations, represented by the multidisciplinary expertise of 6,000 engineers, economists, scientists, managers and planners.

About Ammann & Whitney
Ammann & Whitney Consulting Engineers, PC is a structural engineering, architecture and construction services firm serving public and private sector clients worldwide. Founded in New York City in 1946, the firm has received hundreds of awards for engineering and design excellence, and has been consistently recognized for technical innovation, integrity and achievement, with an unwavering commitment to client satisfaction. Ammann & Whitney is privileged to have been associated with the design and upgrade of many of our nation’s most notable landmarks, including the Verrazano Narrows, George Washington, Triborough and Golden Gate Bridges; Statue of Liberty; U.S. Capitol Building; Lincoln Center; Washington, D.C. Metro; and Washington Dulles and JFK International Airports.