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Portageville Bridge Recognized With AISC Prize Bridge Award

CHICAGO, IL | Modjeski and Masters is proud to announce our selection as one of 19 bridges recognized in the Prize Bridge Awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction. The firm was recognized with a merit award in the major span category for the Portageville bridge replacement project in Portageville, NY.

Originally built in 1875, the historic Portageville bridge in Letchworth State Park was unable to meet the demands of Class 1 Heavy Freight. After performing an inspection, we led the structural design for the new 483-ft arch and flanking girder spans, performed track realignment design, and roadway and civil design. The new bridge is considered an iconic structure in one of the most scenic and awe-inspiring parks in the United States.

The annual AISC Prize Bridge Awards recognize the art of designing and building beautiful, efficient, economical and sustainable steel bridges. Launched in 1928 and presented biannually, the awards are open to steel bridges of all sizes built in the United States. Awards are presented at the biannual North American Steel Construction Conference/World Steel Bridge Symposium.  

“It is an honor to receive this award and see our work on this very complex project recognized,” said Mike Britt, President and CEO of Modjeski and Masters. “Awards like these are a testament to the innovation and dedication our engineers bring to every project.”

For more information about Modjeski and Masters’ award-winning reconstruction of the Portageville 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