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 - 2016 Winners


No. 1 - The New NY Bridge

Nothing about the New NY Bridge project is an abbreviation, but there should be at least one.They call the skyscraper-on-water mega crane on the job I Lift NY, with the NY standing...

No. 2 - Colville River Nigliq Channel Bridge

Extremes of climate tend to make for pretty good drama—in the movies, in books and also in the world of bridge construction.The $100-million Colville River Nigliq Channel Bridge...

No. 3 - Choctawhatchee Bay Bridge

As it stretches across a bay in the northwestern region of the Sunshine State, the completion of the Choctawhatchee Bay Bridge faced considerable obstacles due to restrictions...

No. 4 - Honolulu Rail Transit Project

The island of O’ahu is home to Hawaii’s state capital of Honolulu as well as sites such as the Punchbowl, Pearl Harbor, and the popular beach communities at Waikiki and Kailua...

No. 5 - Kentucky Lake Bridge

If there was a working template in place, it wasn’t for very long. The Kentucky Lake Bridge project was saturated in highly complex challenges, and perhaps the highest-ranked ...

No. 6 - Troutdale Creek Bridge

Set to replace an existing 1923 reinforced concrete bridge with a new precast, prestressed concrete I-girder, the need for this project arose from the existing bridge being rated...

No. 7 - Hulton Bridge Replacement

The Hulton has a history of providing access to major regional transportation connections that include S.R. 28 and 910 interchanges and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The new bridge...

No. 8 - Mococo Overhead Seismic Retrofit

The rehabilitation work on I-680 in Contra Costa County addressed the seismic vulnerabilities on the existing southbound Mococo Overhead superstructure, removal and replacement...

No. 9 - Manayunk Bridge

Considered the “crown jewel” of the Delaware Valley trail network, the Manayunk holds an iconic status for its position as a connection in the 130-mile Schuylkill River Trail....

No. 10 - Beach Road over Lagoon Pond Bridge Replacement

The Lagoon Pond drawbridge carries the two-lane Beach Road, a critical part of the road network on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. Deemed structurally deficient, the wood...