JMT/Parsons Brinckerhoff Joint Venture Named GEC for Maryland Bridge Replacement
WASHINGTON, DC, July 6, 2015—The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) has selected a joint venture of Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc. (JMT) and Parsons Brinckerhoff as general engineering consultant for the replacement of the Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge.
The Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge, also known as the Potomac River Bridge, is a 1.7-mile (2.7 km), two-lane continuous truss bridge on US 301 that spans the Potomac River between Newburg in Maryland and Dahlgren in Virginia. The $1 billion programmed budget involves replacing the existing structure with a wider, modern bridge in order to alleviate traffic congestion and enhance safety.
The JMT/ Parsons Brinckerhoff joint venture will provide comprehensive program management services for preliminary engineering, final design, and construction management and inspection. The scope of work includes completing the bridge-type study (cable-stayed, concrete segmental or other bridge type), determining the project delivery method, conducting a tolling study to determine the optimal toll operations scenario for the bridge, performing financial and funding analyses, and developing risk management, financial management and project management plans. In addition, the team will assist the Authority in “right-sizing” the structure to reduce total costs.
Construction of the bridge is expected to start in 2020-2025, with completion slated for 2025-2030.
About Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.
Founded in 1971, JMT is a 100% employee-owned firm that provides a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, architectural, and related services to public agencies and private clients throughout the United States. JMT’s staff of more than 1,100 professionals — engineers, architects, planners, environmental scientists, surveyors, construction and program managers, inspectors, designers, CADD technicians, and GIS and information technology specialists — is dedicated to the highest-quality project performance.
JMT has grown considerably during the past four decades. The company was founded primarily to perform engineering services in support of land development projects. In 1979, JMT entered the public works market by focusing on transportation engineering for Federal, state and local public agencies. Over time, JMT extensively diversified our services in the transportation, buildings & facilities, water/wastewater, energy, Federal and information technology markets.
Today, JMT provides consulting services to a wide variety of public and private entities. This diversification of markets and services has resulted in considerable geographic expansion from our original office in Silver Spring, Maryland, to strategically located offices across the United States. www.jmt.com.
About WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff have combined strengths and formed one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services consulting firms. This global organization provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 32,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 39 countries worldwide. Learn more by visiting www.wspgroup.com; www.pbworld.com.