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Washington, D.C. — As part of the ongoing building boom in America’s capital city, the District Department of Transportation selected CH2M as its consultant for the design-build replacement of the H Street Bridge, spanning 24 rail tracks at Union Station, Washington, D.C.

Originally constructed in 1977, the current structure – often called the Hopscotch Bridge – comprises a three-block-long stretch of roadway over the Union Station Rail Yard. Reconstruction of this bridge will enable $5 billion of private and public investment, including extension of the DC Streetcar, development of Burnham Place and expansion of Union Station. The collective projects will enhance Union Station as a major transportation hub and captures the value of one of the largest developable properties in the D.C. metropolitan region.

“The H Street Bridge project is an exceptionally complex and exciting project that provides significant economic benefits to the District of Columbia and travelers in and out of D.C.,” said CH2M District of Columbia Account Manager Kathleen Linehan. “Our team thrives on meeting the technical and schedule demands that will make this project a success and bring significant benefits to the D.C. region.”

Leveraging its history on several of the region’s most iconic projects, CH2M will provide:

  • Preliminary engineering, design-build RFP development and financial and transactional advice.
  • Strategic policy and procurement, risk management, economic analysis and life-cycle modeling.

Heavily involved in the D.C. metropolitan region, CH2M provided preliminary engineering and design-build RFP document development for the South Capitol Street Bridge Replacement as part of the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative, and also took on a range of design-build consulting services for the I-495 and I-95 corridors during Virginia Department of Transportation’s Northern Virginia Mega Projects. The company is currently providing these services to VDOT for the I-66 corridor, both inside and outside the I-495 Beltway, and around the world on comparable contracts.

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