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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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Appleton Locks Reopen To Watercraft

The Fox River Navigation System Authority has announced that a swing bridge, previously not operational, has been repaired. The inability of the bridge to open has limited the height of watercraft that use the locks in the navigational channel.

Now that the bridge is operational, the navigation channel is open to all Fox River watercraft that able to lock through Appleton.


Photo by Fox River Navigation System Authority.

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MoPac Wilton Springs bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
October 17, 2018: Added by Clark Vance
C&A overpass (Saline County, Missouri)
October 17, 2018: Added by Clark Vance
UP - Camp Creek Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
October 17, 2018: Updated by Clark Vance: Added category "Missouri Pacific Railroad"
Grand River Bridge (Grundy County, Missouri)
October 17, 2018: Updated by Art Suckewer: Took a guess at the location
Neosho River Bridge (derelict) (Mayes County, Oklahoma)
October 17, 2018: New photos from Jay Bissell
Salt Fork Bridge (Saline County, Missouri)
October 17, 2018: New photo from Art Suckewer
The Sny Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
October 17, 2018: New Street View added by Jeremy Ruble
Tucker Branch Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
October 17, 2018: New Street View added by Jeremy Ruble
Bay Creek Tributary Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
October 17, 2018: New Street View added by Jeremy Ruble
Bay Creek Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
October 17, 2018: New Street View added by Jeremy Ruble
River Rasin Bridge (Monroe County, Michigan)
October 17, 2018: Added by Art S.
Pine Creek Rail Trail - Marsh Creek Bridge (Tioga County, Pennsylvania)
October 17, 2018: Updated by Janis Ford: Skewed
Pine Creek Bridge (Tioga County, Pennsylvania)
October 17, 2018: New photos from Janis Ford
Hawkeye Highway Little Sioux River Bridge (Cherokee County, Iowa)
October 17, 2018: New photo from Art Suckewer
Main Street Bridge (Fremont County, Iowa)
October 17, 2018: New photo from Art Suckewer
Sulfur Creek Bridge (Martin County, Indiana)
October 17, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
West Coolbaugh Street Bridge (Montgomery County, Iowa)
October 17, 2018: New photo from Art Suckewer
Floyd Mill Bridge (Floyd County, Iowa)
October 17, 2018: New photo from Art Suckewer
3rd Avenue Iowa River Bridge (Marshall County, Iowa)
October 17, 2018: New photo from Art Suckewer
Centennial Bridge (Johnson County, Iowa)
October 17, 2018: New photo from Art Suckewer
Keokuk Bridge (Old) (Lee County, Iowa)
October 17, 2018: New photo from Art Suckewer
KCS - Twin Culvert (S) (Pike County, Illinois)
October 17, 2018: New photos from Jeremy Ruble
East Br Kiser Creek Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
October 17, 2018: New Street View added by Jeremy Ruble
RM2900-Llano River/Lake LBJ Bridge (Llano County, Texas)
October 17, 2018: New video from Roger Deschner
Old Chain of Rocks Bridge (St. Louis, Missouri)
October 17, 2018: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
Crooked Creek Bridge (White County, Illinois)
October 17, 2018: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
GM&O Railroad Bridge (Pike County, Illinois)
October 17, 2018: New photos from Jeremy Ruble
French Creek Bridge (White County, Illinois)
October 17, 2018: Essay added by Melissa Brand-Welch
Tait Bridge (Edwards County, Illinois)
October 17, 2018: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
Mill Shoals Bridge (White County, Illinois)
October 17, 2018: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
Healdsburg Avenue Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
October 17, 2018: New video from Craig Philpott
NWP - Healdsburg Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
October 17, 2018: New video from Craig Philpott
NS - Clinch River Bridge (Scott County, Virginia)
October 17, 2018: New photos from Timothy and Joann Phillips
Country Club Road Bridge (Wise County, Texas)
October 16, 2018: Updated by Tony Dillon: Gone in latest satellite imagery

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