ICON Constructors wins 2015 MnDOT – AGC Bridge Construction Award

On May 3, 2016, at the 14th Annual Bridge Construction Awards in St. Paul, ICON Constructors, LLC, Mabel, was presented with the MnDOT/AGC (Associated General Contractors) award for the cost category between $1.5 million and $5 million.  The bridge constructed by ICON that won this award was Bridge Number 79012, which carries T.H. 60 over the Zumbro River in Mazeppa.  There were several factors that made this a very difficult project:  first, access to the center span was difficult with very steep slopes and over a 40’ high ravine; second, ICON, themselves, fabricated a beam launcher to set the prestressed girders; third, the bridge was built in a very tight 3-month schedule; and fourth, the architectural treatments on the abutments and pier shafts used a “cut stone” texture to blend in with the native limestone features and to simulate the aesthetics of an existing city bridge.  The rating panel noted the high quality workmanship and innovativeness on this bridge.