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Fire-Breathing Dragon Bridge Connects Morristown Firm With Global Awards

Louis Berger Group wins two awards in recent weeks for 666-meter bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam.

Photo Courtesy Louis Berger Group
Photo Courtesy Louis Berger Group

Morristown’s Louis Berger Group, a firm of engineers and architects has been recognized globally for a one-of-a kind bridge it created in Da Nang, Vietnam.

Named the Dragon Bridge, the structure was recently given the 2014 Global Best Project Award by Engineering News-Record, according to a statement on the company’s website.

According to njbiz.com, the bridge also won Engineering Excellence Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies, widely considered the most prestigious award in the industry.

In conjunction with Ammann & Whitney, Louis Berger’s consultants designed the bridge that connects land on opposite sides of the Han River, spanning 666 meters. The structure, which has become a major tourist attraction since opening on March 29, 2013, actually breathes fire.

The bridge has six vehicle lanes, two sidewalks, and 15,000 LED lights that illuminate the structure at night, the company said.

Louis Berger won the Grand Award in 2004 as well, njbiz.com reported. 

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