Indianapolis Cultural Trail Wins 2012 Monumental Award

On November 15, 2012, the United Consulting/Rundell Ernstberger Asociates, LLC teamMonumental Award received the highest honor at the 35th annual Monumental Affairs Awards Ceremony.  The team was awarded the Monumental Award for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail:  A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick.  The Monumental Award is the highest honor presented at this annual event sponsored by the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.  United Consulting also received an Honor Award for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail project in the Engineering category.

The Indianapolis Cultural TrCultural Trail Superbowlail:  A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick is a world-class facility combining eight miles of bike and pedestrian paths with existing urban roadways in a safe and practical way while providing connectivity to five major cultural destinations and the entire Indianapolis greenway system.  The project includes construction of new, shared paths and sidewalks that incorporates art into public spaces while emphasizing green and context sensitive design.  Every intersection required careful consideration between vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic.  The project was a collaborative effort by the City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works, and Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Monon Trail Bridge over 146th Street Connects

Hamilton County is connecting communities with the Monon Bridge Main Truss being lifted into place.  The trail unites the Monon Trail between the cities of Carmel and Westfield and eliminates an at-grade crossing with the traffic on 146th Street.  Hamilton County wanted the bridge to represent the history of the Monon Trail by utilizing a bridge that resembles the railroad bridges of the past.  This video shows the placement of the main truss structure over 146th Street.