The National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) has announced Wednesday that the Interstate 91 Interchange 29 Exit Ramp Flyover Bridge – recently finished last year in an attempt to ease traffic in the area – won the 2022 Bridge of the Year award. The flyover bridge was part of the state’s $240 million Charter Oak Bridge project. The project’s goal is to make various improvements to reduce congestion and improve safety in Hartford, East Hartford, and Wethersfield. The American Institute of Steel Construction and the National Steel Bridge Alliance has recognized outstanding bridge design since 1928. The NSBA said the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has used this type of weathering steel since the early 1960s and some of the state’s oldest bridges are still in very good condition 55 years later.