The new Bonner Bridge replacement recently received several 2020 Design Awards from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s annual contest.

Determined by a jury of architects, engineers, and precast concrete producers, judges review construction projects from all corners of North America with an eye on creative and innovative uses of precast concrete.For 2020, the Bonner Bridge Replacement Project received the institute’s “Special Awards:

Sustainable Design” honor, as well as “Best Main Span Bridge More Than 150 Feet” in the Transportation Awards category.The project outline per the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute is below.The new $252 million, 2.8-mile-long Marc Basnight Bridge spans Oregon Inlet, one of the most dangerous channels on the Atlantic Coast due to its treacherous currents, constantly shifting depths, and high winds.