Modjeski & Masters will carry out the engineering design for the structural, mechanical and electrical rehabilitation of the bridge, which is located in one of India's major ports and owned by the Kolkata Port Trust.

It is the firm’s first moveable bridge project in India, and the latest of several recent international bridge projects. “We are thrilled to expand Modjeski and Masters’ footprint internationally with this new venture,” said president and CEO Michael Britt. “Gaining global-scale work has been a goal of the firm for a long while, and this win demonstrates that we can earn this type of work if the conditions are right. It’s also good to have a diversified client base to shield against an economic downturn in a region.”

For the project,Modjeski & Masters has formed a joint venture partnership with India-based structural engineering consulting agency SS Infrastructure Development Consultants.