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 - 2021 Winners


NO. 1: Cline Avenue Bridge

The new Cline Avenue Bridge is an elevated expressway in Northwest Indiana that connects State Highway 912 to I-90, crossing over the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal in East Chicago...

NO. 2: Green Street Pedestrian Bridge

The Green Street Pedestrian Bridge is a unique, multi-ribbed, unbraced tied-arch structure spanning the newly reconstructed Salem Parkway.Located in downtown Winston-Salem, North...

NO. 3: New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge

About 16 years ago, the District Department of Transportation embarked on a journey to rebuild the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge (FDMB).After 68 years of serving residents...

NO. 4: 8th Street Bridge Rehabilitation and Greenway Improvements

Rehabilitation of a historic structure while maintaining its original identity was a challenge for the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.Initial phases of the 8th Street Bridge...

NO. 5: Selmon Extension

The Selmon Extension provides a vital connection between Hillsborough and Pinellas counties in the Tampa Bay region.It allows drivers to connect to the 16-mile Lee Roy Selmon ...

NO. 6: I-91 Rockingham Bridges

The new I-91 Rockingham Bridges are Vermont’s first four-span spliced precast concrete girder structure and is the last of three major bridge replacements on I-91 in southeastern...

NO. 7: U.S. 21 over Harbor River Bridge Replacement

The design team overcame numerous challenges to complete the final design and plans for the U.S. 21 over Harbor River Bridge project.The project design criteria specified a 65...

NO. 8: Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation

The Arlington Memorial Bridge over the Potomac River is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.The 89-year-old Arlington Memorial Bridge needed to be completely rehabilitate...

NO. 9: Brent Spence Bridge Fire & Rehabilitation

The Brent Spence Bridge is a double-decker, cantilevered truss that carries Interstates 71 and 75 across the Ohio River.In the early morning of Nov. 11, 2020, a truck accident...

NO. 10: Lakefront Bicycle Trail Phase #3 - Lake Shore Drive Bridge

The Navy Pier Flyover trail is an 18.5-mile shared-use path for walking, jogging, skateboarding, and cycling, located along the western shore of Lake Michigan.The current and ...