The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has selected an engineering firm to perform engineering services in designing a new Missouri River bridge at Washington.
HDR Engineering Inc. was the consultant selected following interviews with seven firms Wednesday. During the interviews, conducted at Washington city hall, firms were questioned about their qualifications and ideas for the project, according to Judy Wagner, MoDOT area engineer.
Wagner thanked Bob Zick, chairman of the Missouri Highway 47 Bridge Committee, for his “outstanding dedication to this project” and for his time and input in the interview process.
“This is a significant decision for the community, in order to ensure a new landmark will be constructed that everyone will be proud of and talk about for generations to come,” Wagner said.
Funding for design and construction of the new span was included in the new five-year State Transportation Improvement Plan which calls for work to begin in 2017.
The new bridge is estimated to cost $55 million for construction and $6 million for engineering.
The other firms interviewed for the project were Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Hanson Professional Services, HNTB Corporation, Jacobs Engineering, Parsons Transportation Group and Ty Lin International.