Lindsey Lawrence to lead TKDA’s bridge group
Lindsey Lawrence, PE, is the new manager of TKDA’s bridge group in our Surface Transportation Division.
She has been at TKDA since she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from North Dakota State University almost 16 years ago. She is a senior registered engineer and a member of the Minnesota Surveyors and Engineers Society.
With a strong background in math and science, Lindsey knew after completing high school that she was destined for a career in engineering. It didn’t take her long to discover that structural engineering interested her more than other engineering fields, however. “I participated on NDSU’s steel bridge team, an extremely nerdy design competition centered around designing and building a small-scale bridge,” she remembers.
The senior registered engineer has been involved with the planning and design of more than 50 bridges, most of them within the state of Minnesota. She is also a seasoned bridge inspector; she has inspected and rated more than 250 municipal and county bridges for MnDOT as a member of TKDA’s bridge rating and inspection team.
Lindsey cites Warner Road Bridge as her favorite TKDA project. The seven-span bridge, accompanied by two new pedestrian bridges, replaced an existing structure over BNSF, Canadian Pacific, and Union Pacific railroad tracks just outside of downtown Saint Paul. She was involved from the conceptual and preliminary phases all the way through final design. She not only participated in the consultant construction oversight effort during construction, but later performed required safety inspection services.
Away from work, Lindsey enjoys watching her three children grow into “amazing little people.” She and her family take the time to visit relatives in Alaska every year, where she says salmon fishing offers plenty of excitement and relaxation.
She replaces Matt Christensen, PE, who was recently promoted to serve as vice president of the firm’s Surface Transportation Division.
“We are very pleased to have Lindsey step up into this leadership position,” Matt said. “She is an extremely talented design engineer, and has the high professional standards and key relationships needed to build on our success in the bridge group.”