Mechanicsburg, Pa. — Modjeski and Masters, a nationwide provider of design, inspection, and rehabilitation of all bridge types, including long-span and movable structures, announced its selection as prime consultant by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for the anchor link and gusset plate replacement on the first Blue Water Bridge.
This project selection continues Modjeski and Masters’ long-term relationship with MDOT on the Blue Water Bridge. This relationship dates back to the mid-1930s when firm co-founder Ralph Modjeski designed the first Blue Water Bridge. It has continued since then with Modjeski and Masters providing services including the complete rehabilitation of the first Blue Water Bridge (westbound), and the design of the second Blue Water Bridge (eastbound).
“We are proud to have the opportunity to continue our work with MDOT on the Blue Water Bridge,” said Mike Britt, President of Modjeski and Masters. “Having originally designed the bridge, and completing its rehabilitation, our firm has a unique and intimate knowledge of the intricate challenges it presents, which will be invaluable to extending the life of the Blue Water Bridge.”
Originally opened in 1938, the Blue Water Bridge is a twin-span international bridge across the St. Clair River that connects Port Huron, Mich., and Point Edward, Ontario, Canada. Together, the two bridges are the second-busiest crossing between the United States and Canada, after the iconic Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Dating back to the mid-1920’s, Modjeski and Masters oversaw the original design and construction and more recent rehabilitation of the Ambassador Bridge.