H&H Wins Design-Build Contract for the Murray Morgan Bridge

December 1, 2010

Tacoma, Washington – H&H will lead the engineering effort for our design-build team with PCL Civil Constructors on another design-build project.  The City of Tacoma, in Washington State, selected the H&H engineering lead team for the extensive bridge rehabilitation design and construction of the Murray Morgan Bridge.

The Murray Morgan Bridge, designed by H&H in 1913, carries 11th Street over the Thea Foss Waterway. The bridge has a total length of approximately 1,760 feet and comprises three segments – the south approach, a multi-span steel girder structure built in 1913; the north approach, a multi-span concrete girder structure built in 1954 as a replacement to the original approach structure; and a three-span, steel through-truss main river section with a vertical-lift center span. The bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

The $47M Murray Morgan Bridge project will be highly visible for the City of Tacoma.  PCL/H&H will work together to restore vehicular traffic to the bridge without load restrictions while improving the operation and maintenance of the bridge.  The project has a two-year schedule for design through complete construction.