The International Bridge Conference presented by Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania has recognized the Dublin Link among its 2021 projects of the year. Dublin earned the Eugene C. Fig Jr. Medal, which is awarded for a single, recent outstanding achievement in bridge engineering that, through vision and innovation, provides an icon to the community for which it was designed.
The Link opened to pedestrians in March 2020 after three years of construction. Spanning 760 feet across the Scioto River, it is the longest single tower “S” shaped suspension bridge in the world. From the deck, to the suspension design, complex pylon shape and state of the art lighting elements, it truly a unique bridge. The bridge’s name, which was decided by City Council based on community input, represents the connection the bridge makes between Dublin’s Historic District and the new Bridge Park mixed-use neighborhood.
“We are deeply honored and appreciative of the 2021 International Bridge Conference® Awards committee for recognizing the Dublin Link with the Eugene C. Figg Jr. Medal,” says Megan O’Callaghan, Dublin Deputy City Manager/Chief Finance and Development Officer.
“The bridge was no easy feat to design, engineer or build, and we are proud to have worked with a team of global experts on this challenging but rewarding project,” O’Callaghan says. “Together we worked to deliver a beautiful bridge that has become an instant and highly-recognizable landmark in the region.”
The Dublin Link team included Endrestudio, the architect; T.Y. Lin International, the engineer of record; Kokosing Construction Company, the contractor; and Michael Baker International, the project manager.
Visit bridgestreet.dublinohiousa.gov/pedestrian-bridge/ for more information on the Dublin Link.
The 2021 IBC winners are:
George S. Richardson Medal
- Shanghai-Suzhou-Nantong Yangtze River Rail-cum-Road Bridge, Nantong, China
Gustav Lindenthal Medal
- Pingtang Bridge, Pingtang County, Guizhou, China
Eugene C. Figg Jr. Medal
- Dublin Link, Dublin, OH, USA
Arthur G. Hayden Medal
- BMX Bowls Bridge, Houston, TX
Abba G. Lichtenstein Medal
- Historic Winona Bridge over the Mississippi River, Winona, MN
Award of Merit for Railroad Bridges
- Cuijiaying Hanjiang River Bridge of Wuhan–Shiyan High-speed Railway, Hubei Province, China
For more information on the conference and awards visit https://eswp.com/bridge/awards/.
The Dublin Link has been recognized with numerous awards since its completion in 2020, including the following:
Best Bridge/Highway Project Award, 2020
Engineering News-Record (ENR), Midwest
Eugine C. Figg Jr. Medal 2021
International bridge Conference Awards (IBC)
No. 2 in Top 10 Bridges List, 2020
Roads and Bridges
Outstanding Project Award, New Bridges and Transportation Structures, 2020
National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA)
Outstanding Special Purpose Bridge Award 2020
Association for Bridge Construction and Design Ohio Chapter (ABCD)
Project of the Year Award, Green Design, 2019
SLAG Cement Association (SCA)
SoCal Illumination Award of Merit- Exterior, 2021
IES Los Angeles and IES Orange County
Transportation Project of the Year Award, 2020
Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP)