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Winnipeg’s Provencher Bridge reaps rewards

The big winner at the Consulting Engineers of Manitoba 2004 awards announced last week was Wardrop Engineering. It...

April 19, 2004   Canadian Consulting Engineer

The big winner at the Consulting Engineers of Manitoba 2004 awards announced last week was Wardrop Engineering. It won the Keystone Award and an Award of Excellence for the landmark Provencher Paired Bridges project in downtown Winnipeg. Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine published the project in the January-February issue (click on Archives at www.canadianconsultingengineer.com.)

The elegant pedestrian structure, designed with Gaboury Prefontaine Perry architects, is a 250-metre long, cable-stayed structure strung from a single, leaning pylon. The bridge is also unusual because of the location of a restaurant and plaza about a third of the way across the span at the base of the pylon. Known as the Esplanade Riel, the footbridge is paired with a vehicular bridge that splits off from their common starting point on the south bank of the Red River.

Other awards that were celebrated at the Consulting Engineers of Manitoba gala event, which had nearly 300 people present, were:

Award of Excellence: Crosier Kilgour & Partners for the Winnipeg Convention Centre Pressure Equalized Rainscreen Installation and Commissioning (innovation).
Award of Excellence: Cochrane Engineering for the City of Portage la Prairie Water Treatment Plant Upgrades (environmental).

Awards of Merit were given to:
Earth Tech (Canada) for the Red River Bridge on PTH No. 101, and for the Simplot Canada Ltd. Potato Processing Facility
J.R. Cousin Consultants for the R.M. of Hanover Wastewater Treatment Project
Acres Manitoba for the Soab Mines Decommissioning, and for the Kiskitto Dyke 7-2 Rehabilitation
TetrES Consultants for the Core Area Green Roof project
SMS Communications for the Sherbrook Exchange Fire Management Systems Upgrade
KGS Group for Waterfront Drive

A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to William Hayes Mitchell, P.Eng. in recognition of his personal leadership, achievements and contributions to consulting engineering.
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