Murray Morgan Bridge Honored as an Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation

April 10, 2013

Olympia, Washington – The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) announced that ten individuals and organizations including the Murray Morgan Bridge have been named as recipients of the State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation. The awards program, in its 23rd year, recognizes persons, organizations, and projects that have achieved distinction in the field of historic preservation.

The Murray Morgan Bridge received the Outstanding Achievement in Rehabilitation of Historic Building and Structures Award, which is named in honor of late Tacoma architect Valerie Sivinski. Award recipients will be recognized during a special ceremony held during National Historic Preservation Month celebrations in May.

The bridge is the result of a successful design-build program featuring H&H as the Engineer of Record and PCL Constructors as the General Contractor. The two-year long, $47 million project rehabilitated the bridge utilizing a combination of Federal and local funds.

The original historic vertical lift bridge was designed by H&H’s predecessor firm, Waddell and Harrington, and was placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1982.

For more information on the Murray Morgan Bridge Project, click here.

Press links

Click here for the Tacoma Weekly Article on the award.