Shimmick Construction

Rising 515-ft. above the landscape, the twin towers of the new cable-stayed Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach, Calif., are the second tallest of any structure of its kind in the United States. Critical to the U.S. economy, the bridge connects Terminal Island at the Port of Long Beach with the Long Beach Freeway and downtown Long Beach and is the thoroughfare for moving roughly 15 percent of the nation's imported waterborne cargo.

Concerns about safety, traffic flow and bigger ships drove support for a $1.47 billion project currently under way to replace the aging and deteriorating Gerald Desmond Bridge in the Port of Long Beach, Calif. Cost of the project includes the construction of the new bridge and demolition of the current one.

AECOM, a fully integrated global infrastructure firm, and Shimmick Construction announced a definitive agreement for AECOM to acquire Shimmick, a heavy civil construction market company in the California and western United States. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in AECOM's fiscal fourth quarter.

Granite Construction Incorporated announced the joint venture (JV) team comprised of Granite Construction Company, Shimmick Construction Co. Inc. and Traylor Bros. Inc. has been awarded the Airport Guideway and Stations Design-Build Contract by the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation.

Honolulu just moved one step closer to seeing the completion of a rail system that's been under construction since 2009 and in talks for decades. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) recently awarded the contract for a third section of the Honolulu Rail Project, part of an elevated rail system expected to be fully operational in 2024.