T.Y. Lin International has received an Honor Award from the California Chapter American Council of Engineering Companies for their work on the Taijiang Bridge in Sanmin, Fujian Province, China.
Completed in December 2010, the Taijiang Bridge in Sanming, Fujian Province, China was designed based on the concept of the partially cable-supported girder bridge. This design concept fully utilizes the capacity of both the cable-stayed system and the bridge girder, in contrast to the conventional design concept that neglects the capability of the girder in a cable-supported structure to carry global loads. This unique and aesthetically pleasing new signature cable-stayed bridge with a steel arch-shaped tower was constructed to provide a signature landmark for residents and visitors to admire. In addition, the Taijiang Bridge elevates travelers’ experience and enhances the unobstructed, 360o views of its beautiful Sanming environs.