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 - 2017 Winners


No. 1 - U.S. 70 Gallants Channel Road Island Bridge

This did not answer to Matthew or Hermie or Joaquin. Hurricanes have a way of doing their own thing regardless of how many times you plead with them or curse them out. The best...

No. 2 - Angus L. Macdonald Bridge

For Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge has been an iconic structure for more than 60 years. Years that, as the bridge spans an occasionally rough and always popular...

No. 3 - Boyers Mill Road Bridge Replacement

Private lake. Crucial drinking water source. Popular recreation area. Restricted homeowners association lacking a degree of pedestrian mobility.And in the middle of it a bridge...

No. 4 - I-90 Fox River Bridge

Built in 1958, the I-90 Fox River Bridge a few years ago was suffering from deterioration on its beams. What’s more, the bridge deck was nearing the end of its useful lifespan...

No. 5 - Garden State Parkway over Great Egg Harbor

The Garden State Parkway in New Jersey connects land in the state separated by Great Egg Harbor, with two recently replaced bridge structures separated by Drag Island. South of...

No. 7 - Fort Hamer Bridge

Back in 1909, when everyone dressed in their Sunday best every day, there was not a collection taken in an attempt to build a new bridge. Residents were more in favor of improving...

No. 8 - Gut Bridge Replacement Project

What was needed here was a healthier Gut. The 80-year-old bobtail swing bridge had undergone multiple mechanical failures, and the process of replacement had been underway for...

No. 9 - The New Dresbach Bridge

Despite the two cities it connected, the New Dresbach Bridge was not getting any la-la-la responses. The bridge was built in sensitive environmental areas during harsh winter ...

No. 10 - I-85 Emergency Bridge Rebuild

Where there was smoke, there was activity. A day following the collapse of the I-85 bridge due to a fire, crews began demolishing the bridge sections. The extent of the heat damage...