Liftech Wins Another Award for Float & Gangway Portion of SSF Ferry Terminal Project


Liftech engineers Erik Soderberg, Cathy Morris, Anna Dix, Leah Olson, and Mike Jordan

Liftech received an Award of Merit for Excellence in Structural Engineering in the Special-Use Category from the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) in recognition of our engineering work on the South San Francisco Ferry Terminal float and gangway.  This is the second award we have won for this project.

The award was presented at the Awards Banquet at the SEAOC 2013 Annual Convention and Exhibits in San Diego.  The SSF Ferry Terminal float and gangway was “selected by a team of experienced judges as demonstrating exceptional innovation and creativity in finding economic solutions to complex engineering problems.”

This substantial new link in Water Emergency Transportation Authority’s (WETA) San Francisco Bay Ferry system opened in South San Francisco (SSF), California, at Oyster Point in June 2012.  The SSF Ferry Terminal connects South San Francisco, Alameda, and Oakland.  It will be used for commuter traffic and is expected to remain operational after a major earthquake, making it a critical part of the local emergency transportation and response system.

We thank SEAOC for selecting our project.  We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this exciting project and enjoyed collaborating on the Manson Construction Company design-build team.  Credit goes to everyone who contributed to the success of this project.