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San Bernard River Bridge Recognized With RT&S Top Projects Award

MECHANICSBURG, PA | Modjeski and Masters today announced its selection as a Railway Track and Structures Magazine’s (RT&S) Top Project for the Best New Construction (Bridges) category. The firm was recognized for its work replacing the San Bernard River Bridge in Sweeny, Texas.

The existing bridge’s swing span pivot pier was experiencing movement that compromised its functionality. Modjeski and Masters performed a concept study, provided final design of the new structure, and provided construction support. The new bridge design includes a vertical lift span, plus flanking open-deck through-plate girder spans and ballasted concrete box approach spans to the main span.

This is the inaugural year for the Top Project Awards. The awards recognize projects in rail maintenance and construction; bridge maintenance and construction; and technology usage in Class 1, short line, and transit categories.

For more information about Modjeski and Masters’ award-winning replacement of the San Bernard River Bridge, visit

About Modjeski and Masters

Modjeski and Masters is one of the world’s leading bridge engineering firms, with a reputation for technical excellence and innovation that goes beyond current standards. Established more than 125 years ago, the firm is responsible for the design and maintenance of some of our nation’s most recognizable structures. Services include fixed and movable bridge design, inspection and rehabilitation, and all facets of life-cycle maintenance, research and code development. For more information, including in-depth videos of Modjeski and Masters at work, please visit