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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Position 4 Winners


NO. 4: Council Bluffs Interstate System Dual Divided Freeway

The Council Bluffs Interstate System (CBIS) needed an overhaul. It was constructed as part of the Eisenhower Interstate System in the 1960s and, apart from routine maintenance...

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. 4: Gerald Desmond Bridge

The Gerald Desmond replacement bridge is the second-tallest cable-stayed bridge in the U.S. and the first such bridge for vehicles in California. The six-lane bridge crosses Long...

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. 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. 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. 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. 4 - American Parkway Lehigh River Bridge

Usually when you hit a pinnacle it’s a milestone. For lead designer Gannett Fleming and prime contractor New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc., dealing with a whole group of them...
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No. 4 - North Torrey Pines Road Bridge

Complex retrofit protects historic landmark, local wetlands
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2013 Top 10 Bridges - No. 4

Project: Monongahela River BridgeLocation: Brownsville, Pa.Owner: Pennsylvania Turnpike CommissionDesigner: FIGGContractor: Walsh Construction Co.Cost: $97.9 millionStart Date...