ASCE Crowns Vietnam’s Dragon Bridge with 2016 OCEA Award
Vietnam’s Dragon Bridge, owned by the Da Nang Department of Transportation, and designed by Louis Berger and Ammann & Whitney, was named the recipient of the 2016 ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award during the annual Outstanding Projects And Leaders Gala, March 17, in Arlington, VA.
The bridge links the city of Da Nang across the Han River to the country’s developing eastern shores, nearby beach resorts, and a route to the town of Hoi An. And its dragon-shaped design has made the bridge an instant tourist attraction and symbol of the city.
“We’re thrilled to win this award,” Ammann & Whitney CEO and President Nick Ivanoff told the Gala audience. “We certainly want to commend all of the finalists as well as all of the individuals who received wonderful honors today.”
ASCE’s annual OCEA Award honors projects 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.
View videos about the Dragon Bridge and the five other OCEA finalists: http://bcove.me/2qkzehsq