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 - 2019 Winners


No. 1 - Bayonne Bridge

Everybody loves a big-ticket bridge build. Even folks who have no real appreciation for structural engineering or the complex geometry at play in the design and erection of a ...

No. 2 - Marc Basnight Bridge (Herbert C. Bonner Bridge replacement)

From the time the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge was built in 1963 over the Oregon Inlet along the North Carolina coast, the structure was in trouble. Serving as the only connection...

No. 3 - 41st Street Pedestrian Bridge

Through an international design competition called “Bridging the Drive,” the City of Chicago constructed a new signature pedestrian bridge at 41st Street and Lake Shore Drive....

No. 4 - Lesner Bridge

Anyone traversing the area of the Lynnhaven Inlet along Virginia’s southern coast at nighttime would be remiss if they failed to notice the dazzling show of blue and white lights...

No. 5 - Champ Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River (U.S. Hwy 54)

Originally completed in 1928, the Champ Clark Bridge—so named for a former Missouri Speaker of the House—stood as a landmark along the Mississippi River for nearly a century. ...

No. 6 - North Metro Rail Line Skyway Bridge

Back in 2004, voters in Denver approved a Regional Transportation District (RTD) plan to expand transit across the city’s metro area, which became known as the FasTracks program...

No. 7 - Wildcat Creek Bridge (U.S. 12)

Designers and contractors on a successful project are rarely as modest as those who championed the Wildcat Creek Bridge. In fact, they thought this was a pretty simple, straightforward...

No. 8 - Nipigon River Bridge

One of the most significant elements of the Canadian transportation system is the Trans-Canada Highway, a more than 7,800-km route that touches all 10 of the country’s provinces...

No. 9 - Woods Memorial Bridge Replacement

The Woods Memorial Bridge project replaced two functionally obsolete and structurally deficient bridges on a heavily traveled corridor through Everett and Medford, Massachusetts...

No. 10 - Whittier Bridge

Travelers along I-95 driving from Massachusetts to New Hampshire will inevitably cross over the Merrimack River near Amesbury. What motorists may not realize is that the current...