JMT/Parsons Brinckerhoff Joint Venture Named GEC for Maryland Bridge Replacement
WASHINGTON, DC The (MDTA) selected a joint venture of (JMT) and as general engineering consultants for the replacement of the Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge.
The Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge, also known as the Potomac River Bridge, is a 1.7-mile, two-lane continuous truss bridge on U.S. 301 that spans the Potomac River between Newburg, Maryland, and Dahlgren, Virginia. The $1 billion programmed budget involves replacing the existing structure with a wider, modern bridge in order to alleviate traffic congestion and enhance safety.
The JMT/Parsons Brinckerhoff joint venture will provide comprehensive program management services for preliminary engineering, final design, and construction management and inspection. The scope of work includes completing the bridge-type study (cable-stayed, concrete segmental or other bridge type), determining the project delivery method, conducting a tolling study to determine the optimal toll operations scenario for the bridge, performing financial and funding analyses, and developing risk management, financial management, and project management plans. In addition, the team will assist the MDTA in "right-sizing" the structure to reduce total costs.
Construction of the bridge is expected to start between 2020 and 2025, with completion slated for 2025 to 2030.