Federal Highway Administration recognizes Louisiana Historic Bridge Project for excellence
The Louisiana Historic Bridge Inventory project won a peer-acclaimed award. The project team, including Mead & Hunt, took home the Federal Highway Administration’s Environmental Excellence Award in the Programmatic Agreements category. The national awards honored 18 winners out of 125 applications in 16 categories that “protect and enhance the environment, while meeting the transportation needs or expanding and evolving communities”.
Mead & Hunt started work on this project in 2011. After evaluation of more than 4,500 bridges constructed through 1970, the project team identified 150 historic bridges that are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development can now consider these historic bridges early in project planning and has made plans to rehabilitate those that are most suitable for preservation. This accelerated process reduces the timeline for projects that involve any of the identified historic bridges.
The Programmatic Agreement was the capstone of the project, outlining procedures for managing the historic bridges and providing for public outreach, training and funding to support program execution. The PA is recognized as a national model by a partner agency, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
The Federal Highway Administration stated. “Together, the awardees demonstrate how innovation, collaboration and a dedication to environmental stewardship can help meet our Nation’s growing transportation needs.”
The project is a collaboration between the LADOTD, Mead & Hunt, the Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office, FHWA-Louisiana Division, ACHP, and other agencies and organizations.
The FHWA’s biennial Environmental Excellence Award program began in 1995.
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