Theodore Zoli Receives Award of Excellence

The editors of ENR selected Zoli as this year's Award of Excellence winner because he solves urgent bridge dilemmas around the world, making them safer while optimizing innovation, practicality, and society's well-being. Zoli has helped with bridges damaged by fire in Afghanistan, as well as several in California, Colorado, Nebraska, West Virginia, and his home state of New York. His 2011 rescue of a failing bridge over Lake Champlain between New York and Vermont restored the only viable crossing for 3,000 residents and one of the first continuous truss road bridges in the nation.