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2018 Othmar H. Ammann Awards Underway

2018 has presented itself with many surprises in all aspects. In particular with bridgehunting and bridge photography, where readers, followers and enthusiasts have been awed by many historic bridges abandoned for many years until discovered most recently, communities where historic bridges that are little mentioned are getting recognition, and historic bridges that are the spotlight for photographers and preservationists who worked successfully to breathe new life into them.

And with that, the 2018 Othmar H. Ammann is now open to business. Between now and December 3rd, the Bridgehunter's Chronicles is now accepting entries of (historic) bridges and people who have worked to save them for reuse. Named after the Swiss bridge engineer who left his mark in bridge building in New York and the surrounding area, the Award is given out, both on the national and international levels in te following categories:

Best Bridge Photo

Best Example of a Restored Historic Bridge

Lifetime Achievement (including post mortem)

Tour Guide- Communities, Counties, Districts with a high number of historic and fancy modern bridges

Best Kept Secret- Individual Bridge

Mystery Bridge and

Bridge of the Year.

To enter the contest, please click here:

https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2018/10/09/201...

and you will be followed to the contact form and e-mail address where you can submit your entries. The contest is open for all people, but please pay attention to the guidelines for Best Bridge Photo. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Smith at the Chronicles.

Good luck and may the bridgehunting bring you the best bridges deserving the best recognition.

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Operation Bridge Rescue

The popular PBS series, NOVA, documented the rebuilding of the Blenheim Covered Bridge, an 1855 structure that was washed washed away by Hurricane Irene in 2011. A replacement bridge, a replica of the original, was built over 2017-2018. This television show documented the rebuilding.

If you missed it on PBS, you can watch it on their website:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/operation-bridge-rescue.ht...

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NS Middle Fork Holston crossing at Civitan Park, Marion (Smyth County, Virginia)
October 20, 2018: Added by Timothy and Joann Phillips
Little Wabash River Bridge (White County, Illinois)
October 20, 2018: Added
IC - Buffalo Creek Bridge (Linn County, Iowa)
October 20, 2018: New photo from Luke
Kansas Road Bridge (Vanderburgh County, Indiana)
October 20, 2018: New video from Mike Daffron
New Harmony Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
October 20, 2018: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
Bridge at Mansfield, PA (Tioga County, Pennsylvania)
October 20, 2018: Added by Art S.
Driftwood Branch Sinnamahoning Bridge (Cameron County, Pennsylvania)
October 20, 2018: Added by Brian Manville
E Livingston Ave (US 33) Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
October 20, 2018: New Street View added by David Backlin
CA - Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal Bridge (Chesapeake, Virginia)
October 20, 2018: New photo from Timothy and Joann Phillips
Market Street Bridge (Worcester County, Maryland)
October 20, 2018: Updated by Timothy and Joann Phillips: Update built and reconstruction date; added photos
Front Street-Susquehanna River Bridge(Replacement) (Bradford County, Pennsylvania)
October 19, 2018: Added by Dana and Kay Klein
Unnamed Road-West Branch Conneaut Creek Bridge (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
October 19, 2018: Added by Dana and Kay Klein
WNYP-Howard Street Bridge (Allegany County, New York)
October 19, 2018: Added by Dana and Kay Klein
W Maiden St Bridge (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
October 19, 2018: New photo from David Backlin
Raccoon Creek Bridge (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania)
October 19, 2018: Updated by Art Suckewer: Doomed
Lagoon Pond Drawbridge (Temporary) (Dukes County, Massachusetts)
October 19, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
NP - Lake Washington Canal Bridge (King County, Washington)
October 19, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
CSX - Altamaha River Bridge (Wayne County, Georgia)
October 19, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
Puente Peatonal Fajardo (Fajardo, Puerto Rico)
October 19, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
Fajardo Railroad - Puente Río Santiago (Naguabo, Puerto Rico)
October 19, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added link to imagery; Truss is in deploable condition
Forestville Road Bridge (Marquette County, Michigan)
October 19, 2018: Updated by Matt Lohry: Updated future prospects--this bridge was left standing next to its replacement.
Eagle's Nest Bridge (Pike County, Missouri)
October 19, 2018: Updated by Jeremy Ruble: Property owner update
Bridge Street Bridge (older) (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
October 19, 2018: Added by Art S.
UP - Spokane High Bridge (Spokane County, Washington)
October 19, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
Bridge Street Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
October 19, 2018: New photos from Art Suckewer
PR25 Paso elevado (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
October 19, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
PR26 Intersección 5 (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
October 19, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
PR37 Paso elevado (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
October 19, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
PR22 Túnel Minillas (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
October 19, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "Cut-And-Cover Tunnel"
PR26 Paso elevado (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
October 19, 2018: New Street View added by Luke

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