News: Vote for the Best Bridge

Voting for the 2013 Othmar H. Ammann Awards has been extended to January 11, 2014. (You can thank these polar vortex/arctic blasts/ice storms).

Lime Creek Bridge north of Fulda, Minnesota. Photo taken in December 2010. Courtesy of Jason Smith, The Bridgehunter's Chronicles. Click for source.

Lime Creek Bridge north of Fulda, Minnesota. Photo taken in December 2010. Courtesy of Jason Smith, The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles. Click for source.

The Othmar H. Ammann Awards honors the Swiss-American, internationally known bridge engineer. Read more about the awards on The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles.

Why vote? To raise awareness for the world’s significant bridges. As Jason Smith, writer of The Bridgehunter’s Chronicles blog, this is like the Bridge Bowl.

The categories include (among others):

  • Bridge of the Year
  • Mystery Bridge
  • Best Photo
  • Best Preservation Example
  • Spectacular Disaster

Check it out and show bridges some love. Get your ballot here. Vote by Saturday January 11, Winners announced January 13, 2014.

One thought on “News: Vote for the Best Bridge

  1. Can you vote for the “worst bridge”? Or the “worst bridge proposal”? Our historic (1899) bridge (from the mainland Bronx to City Island), deemed too expensive to preserve, is to be replaced by a horrific “modern” cable-stayed structure – a design that is absurdly inappropriate for our quaint nautical community – that’s being shoved down our throats by NYC without any of the usual local review and approval process. Needless to say, this is being fought tooth-and-nail by the islanders. Currently, our local politicians and activists have halted the project with a lawsuit, but we fear that as usual the powers-that-be will win in the end.

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