Hoover Mason Trestle Bethlehem

Photo by Halkin Mason

Solution

Hoover Mason Trestle

Bethlehem, PA

Market: Bridge

Completion

2015

Awards

2017 Professional Honor Award, General Design Category, American Society of Landscape Architects
2016 Project Achievement Award, Infrastructure Projects under $20 million, Mid-Atlantic CMAA
2016 Project Achievement Award, Infrastructure Projects under $20 million, Construction Management Association of America
2016 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award, ACEC Massachusetts
2015 Best of the Best Landscape/Urban Development Project, ENR
2015 Best Landscape/Hardscape/Urban Development Project, ENR MidAtlantic
2014 Global Award for Excellence, Urban Land Institute
2014 Architectural Excellence Citation of Merit, AIA Pennsylvania
2013 Award for Design Excellence, Unbuilt category, AIA Philadelphia
Hoover Mason Trestle Bethlehem

Photo by Halkin Mason

Hoover Mason Trestle Bethlehem

Photo by Halkin Mason

Hoover Mason Trestle Bethlehem

Photo by Halkin Mason

The 1906 Hoover Mason Trestle at the historic Bethlehem Steel plant transported raw materials on an elevated rail from the ore yard to the plant’s large furnaces. Abandoned for decades, the reinvented trestle is now the backbone of a new, half-mile-long elevated promenade offering pedestrians views into the historic steel plant, new SteelStacks, and surrounding town. SGH was the structural engineer for the meandering pedestrian walkway and access structures, including a monumental stair and exterior elevator shaft.