Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Bridge awards

Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Bridge awards, created in 2000, recognize the top projects in North America. Each year, nominations are submitted to the R&B editorial staff, which determines the Top 10 list based on project challenges, impact to region and scope of work.

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Top 10 Bridges - 2015 Winners


No. 1 - South Park Bascule Bridge Replacement

Seattle’s Duwamish Waterway near King County, Wash., is the industrialized estuary of the Duwamish River valley, a seismically volatile region with a long history of being battered...

No. 2 - Petaluma River Bridge Replacement

When you join hands with someone, you never know how it is going to feel. The Petaluma River Bridge Replacement Project was originally supposed to be separate from the adjacent...

No. 3 - I-75 Caloosahatchee River Bridge Widening

The I-75 Caloosahatchee River Bridge Widening project was the last piece of a 10-year puzzle for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Completed and open to traffic...

No. 4 - American Parkway Lehigh River Bridge

Usually when you hit a pinnacle it’s a milestone. For lead designer Gannett Fleming and prime contractor New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc., dealing with a whole group of them...

No. 5 - U.S. 281 Bridge Over Colorado River

The functionally obsolete, but beloved, U.S. 281 Bridge over the Colorado River located in Marble Falls, Texas, was in desperate need of repair that required a unique approach...

No. 6 - Mistissini Glulam Bridge

Crossing the Uupaachikus Pass, the Mistissini Glulam Bridge satisfi ed two main objectives: to provide access to a larger territory to the Cree community and to provide arterial...

No. 7 - Winona Bridge

As Minnesota’s first CMGC project, the Winona Bridge features a 450-ft main span over a commercial navagational channel. Carrying southbound TH 43 traffic over the Mississippi...

No. 8 - Jeremiah Morrow Bridge

The Little Miami River is designated a National Scenic Waterway, which necessitated that the Jeremiah River Bridge project bear an environmentally sensitive construction method...

No. 9 - Columbus Road Lift Bridge

One of six vehicular bridges over the Cuyahoga River, the Columbus Road Lift Bridge serves as a main throughway to the historic Flats District. The river is a major shipping route...

No. 10 - High Bridge over the Harlem River

The High Bridge, decommissioned since 1970, is the oldest bridge in the city of New York, opened originally in 1848 as a means of delivering water to Manhattan. Today, the bridge...