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Bergmann-designed Genesee River Trail Pedestrian Bridge Awarded ABCD 2020 Bridge of the Year

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The award was presented by the Western New York Chapter of the Association for Bridge Construction Design (ABCD) in the under $2 million category.

The City of Rochester was awarded Bridge of the Year Award for the Genesee River Trail Pedestrian Bridge, for which Bergmann provided engineering and design services. The award recognizes outstanding new and replacement bridge projects in the $2 million to $10 million cost range, and in the under $2 million cost range, completed the previous year. In 2020, six bridges were nominated for the Under $2 Million category.

The project completes a missing segment in the City’s popular Genesee Riverway Trail system by extending the trail through a compact, privately-owned urban parcel, adjacent to both a luxury apartment building and the Genesee River. The new multi-use trail fulfills many goals for the City, including: increasing public waterfront access, serving as a catalyst for the private development and providing a backdrop for public education of the rich transportation heritage of the project site.


For four decades, Bergmann architects, engineers and planners have been delivering results to clients across the United States and Canada. This team of more than 450 professionals spans the Northeast, Midwest and Atlantic regions. Bergmann develops connections with partners and communities to create dynamic, creative solutions that will stand the test of time, while promoting environmental and functional sustainability. Projects in the Bergmann portfolio range from signature buildings and commercial developments to critical transportation infrastructure and community planning. For more information, visit