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 5 Winners


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. 5: Penn Street Historic Bridge Rehabilitation

Constructed in 1913, the 14-span historic Penn Street Bridge is a vital link between S.R. 422 and downtown Reading in Berks County for 22,000 daily commuters. This “Gateway to...

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. 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. 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. 5 - Kentucky Lake Bridge

If there was a working template in place, it wasn’t for very long. The Kentucky Lake Bridge project was saturated in highly complex challenges, and perhaps the highest-ranked ...

No. 5 - U.S. 281 Bridge Over Colorado River

The functionally obsolete, but beloved, U.S. 281 Bridge over the Colorado River located in Marble Falls, Texas, was in desperate need of repair that required a unique approach...

No. 5 - Downtown Crossing

Multibridge project works around heavy traffic
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2013 Top 10 Bridges - No. 5

Project: Lowry Avenue BridgeLocation: MinneapolisOwner: Hennepin CountyDesigners: SRF Consulting Group; T.Y. Lin InternationalContractor: Lunda Construction Co.Cost: $88.5 millionStart...
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2012 Top 10 Bridges: No. 5 — Lots of swing action

NYC handles complex bridge project over Harlem River