7 WSP USA Projects Win ACEC-New York Engineering Excellence Awards

New York honors include Diamond awards for Kosciuszko Bridge, 15 Hudson Yards projects.

NEW YORK, NY — WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, has been honored with seven Engineering Excellence Awards—including two Diamond and four Platinum honors—from the New York chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC-New York).

Diamond recognition was announced by ACEC-New York for Phase 2 of the Kosciuszko Bridge reconstruction project in the transportation category, and for the 70-story super-slender 15 Hudson Yards residential tower in the structural systems category.

The second phase of the Kosciuszko Bridge project was completed in August, replacing a bridge that first opened in 1939. The bridge, which accommodates 180,000 vehicles every day, features two cable-stayed spans—one for Queens-bound traffic with five lanes, and one for Brooklyn-bound traffic with four lanes and a 20-foot-wide bikeway/walkway. WSP served as the engineer of record on behalf of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) for the second phase. WSP also served as the owner’s engineer for Phase 1.

Standing at 918 feet and featuring 965,000 square feet of total space, Manhattan’s 15 Hudson Yards is one of the tallest residential skyscrapers in New York City. It features The Culture Shed, a performing arts space that docks with the new tower. It is part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project—the largest private real estate development in U.S. history by square footage—a joint venture by New York City’s Department of City Planning and Metropolitan Transportation Authority. WSP USA served as the structural engineer of record for the project.

WSP also earned four Platinum honors for the following projects:

  • Deck repair of the renowned Rainbow Bridge connecting the U.S. and Canada at Niagara Falls, on behalf of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, using Ultra High Performance Concrete Link Slab Construction. The project was honored in the category for studies, research and consulting engineering services.
  • Hudson Commons, 441 Ninth Avenue, an innovative 17-story skyscraper built on top if an 1960s-era office building in downtown Manhattan. WSP served as structural engineer. The building, owned by Cove Property Group, was honored in the structural systems category.
  • Prospect Hill Road Bridge Design-Build Replacement in Putnam County. WSP was part of the design team to replace a railroad overpass built in 1910 and closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic since 2008, and reopened in 2018. The bridge was honored in the transportation category.
  • Morris Street Pedestrian Bridge reconstruction. Replacing the original bridge that first opened in 1951, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s pedestrian bridge provides safe passage at the entrance to the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. The project was honored in the special projects category.

WSP USA also earned a Silver award for its report for the Transportation Research Board, Quick Reference Guide for Traffic Modelers for Generating Traffic and Activity Data for Project-Level Air Quality Analyses, in the category for studies, research and consulting engineering services.

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 9,500 employees in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. wsp.com

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