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 - 2018 Winners


No. 1 - New Champlain Bridge

This year’s selection for the top bridge project in North America is a multi-faceted, dynamic structure that faced more than its fair share of challenges, in both design and constructio...

No. 2 - Sarah Mildred Long Bridge

Since when is a tugboat denied the opportunity to see things through?It happened frequently on the Piscataqua River between Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, N.H. With a bridge ...

No. 3 - Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge (U.S. 52)

The original U.S. 52 bridge that crossed the Mississippi River from Savanna, Ill., to Sabula, Iowa, was constructed in 1932 and served as a crucial connector for shipping goods...

No. 4 - Portageville Railroad Bridge

The first Portageville Bridge was constructed in 1852 from timber and burned down shortly after, according to contractor American Bridge Co. In 1875, the original structure was...

No. 5 - Goethals Bridge Replacement Project

There were fingers showing in the marshy, swampy area in Staten Island, N.Y.Any engineer would designate the scene for the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project as somewhat horrific...

No. 8 - Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge

Beginning in early January 2017, a landslide due to heavy rainfall punished Pfeiffer Canyon in Monterey County, Calif. By mid-February, the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on Highway 1...

No. 6 - U.S. 340 over South Fork Shenandoah River

The longest jointless steel bridge in Virginia, the U.S. Rte. 340 South Fork Bridge spans the South Fork Shenandoah River and the Norfolk Southern Railroad on the northern outskirts...

No. 7 - St. Croix Crossing

This one mattered so much, it required an Act of Congress and a presidential signature to bring it home.The St. Croix Crossing Bridge spans the St. Croix National Scenic Waterway...

No. 9 - Andy Warhol (7th street) bridge rehabilitation

When you are bringing a series of bridges back to life, it is OK to move on to the next sister.It’s happening right now in Pittsburgh following the successful rehab of the Andy...

No. 10 - U.S. 50 over Severn River Bridge rehabilitation

It’s never easy to make a strong run up the middle.With the summer tourist season always front and center in Anne Arundel County, Md., officials needed to relieve traffic on the...