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A Fort Wayne Bridge Has Received An Award From The 2024 Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana

(Supplied/City of Fort Wayne)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) — The Fort Wayne Veterans Memorial Bridge received the 2024 BCA Excellence in Construction Award in the “Specialty” category.

The $5.3 million investment to renovate the signature gateway Fort Wayne Veterans Memorial Bridge included three lanes for motorists while also providing additional pedestrian width to enhance the connectivity of downtown to The Old Fort and the adjacent neighborhoods.

In Addition, the Pontiac Street Market received the BCA Excellence in Construction Award in the $1 Million to $5 Million category.

The Pontiac Street Market provides healthy, affordable food options in an area that was previously defined as a food desert.

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Zach May 1, 2024 at 10:46 pm

Am I the only one who thinks the design/execution of the road at this bridge is horrible? it’s like driving your vehicle over a ramp at 30+ mph. I’ll take the old design, at least it didn’t try to spill my coffee every morning.

Max May 4, 2024 at 1:32 pm

This “Excellence in Construction” took about 10 months to build. Held up and clogged Lafayette St. resulting in 510 auto accidents within 6 months in the exact same location. What a waste of time that ultimately resulted in the negative. I feel like they built this average looking memorial on a busy and frantic bridge just to receive a bullshit award. Who got the bonuses?


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