HNTB resident engineer Gowen Dishman honored with 2020 Leadership Award from the American Segmental Bridge Institute

A member of the American Segmental Bridge Institute since its inception, Dishman served various functions in the organization, most notably on the Construction Practices Committee.


HOUSTON (Nov. 10, 2020)
– The American Segmental Bridge Institute honored HNTB resident engineer Gowen Dishman, PE, with a 2020 Leadership Award. The honor was announced during the ASBI Virtual Conference held late last month. Dishman is based in the firm’s Houston office.

Dishman began his engineering career in 1980 at the beginning of the segmental bridge revolution. Over the past four decades, he has served as erection engineer, casting engineer, designer, designer’s representative, resident engineer or as a special consultant for contractors and design consultants for more than 18 segmental bridges. These projects include: the Florida Keys Bridges, Linn Cove, Dauphin Island, Wando River Bridge, Vail Pass (Bear ​Creek), Red River Bridge, Sunshine Skyway, San Antonio “Y” Projects, Jamestown Bridge, Natchez Trace Arch, Choctawhatchee Bay, Tren Urbano and 17th Street Causeway.

These structures incorporated various construction methods including precast and cast-in-place box girders, span by span erection, balanced cantilever and progressive placement and represent a combined construction cost of $2.58 billion.

A member of the American Segmental Bridge Institute since its inception, Dishman has served various functions in the organization, most notably on the Construction Practices Committee. This group published the first edition of “Construction Practice for Concrete Segmental Bridges Handbook” in 2005 and recently finished the 3rd edition in 2019.

Dishman was inducted into the HNTB Fellows Program in 2011. This program honors technical excellence in engineering the engineering profession.