Press Release

April 09, 2010

AECOM’s Sutong Bridge project in China’s Jiangsu Province was selected as the world’s 2010 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement by the American Society of Civil Engineers in its annual Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) awards program. In the words of the judges, “The Sutong Bridge pushed the technological frontier of long-span bridge construction.”


The Sutong Bridge crosses the Yangtze River, connecting the cities of Suzhou and Nantong. With a main span of 1,088 meters, it is the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge – and the first cable-stayed bridge to surpass a 1,000-meter span. Since opening to traffic during 2008, the bridge has reduced the commute between the two cities from four hours to one hour.

AECOM provided design and construction engineering services to China Communications and Construction Company, Second Navigational Engineering Bureau, for the bridge, which was one of five projects considered for the ASCE honor as part of the organization’s annual Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) awards program.

“The Sutong Bridge serves as a great example of what can be achieved when a client who is committed to the sustainable advancement of infrastructure partners with a professional technical services leader like AECOM to transform a vision into reality,” said AECOM President and Chief Executive Officer John M. Dionisio.

“The Sutong Bridge pushed the technological frontier of long-span bridge construction,” said Dionisio. “We are honored by this recognition of a critical project that balances the need to advance a society with a commitment to environmental conservation.”

This year’s OPAL awards were presented on March 25 in Washington, D.C.


AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of $6.1 billion during the 12-month period ended December 31, 2009. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

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SOURCE: AECOM Technology Corporation

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