For The New Turn — its project at the Battery in Charleston, South Carolina — Charleston, South Carolina-based Sheridan Corp. and its owner, professional engineer John C. Sheridan IV, were honored recently with the South Carolina Section of the American Council of Engineering Co.'s (SC-ACEC) Engineering Excellence Award in the small firm category.
The New Turn, completed in July 2014, connects Charleston's High and Low Batteries and replaced the former turn in the seawall, which was installed in 1917. The design was done so concrete would last longer and the steel reinforcements would not corrode for a great length of time.
It is expected The New Turn will last at least a century.
The Battery is a historic site used by tourists and residents to view Charleston Harbor. The New Turn replaced concrete stairs with a handicapped-accessible walkway that rises gradually from the Low Battery seawall.
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