2013 Ammann Awards- Now taking nominations

Well, 2013 is almost over. With November looming, we also have our last award to be given out honoring historic bridges and pontists both on the national as well as the international scale. The third annual Othmar H. Ammann Awards, presented by the Bridgehunter's Chronicles, is now open, and nominations are being taken for Best Photo, Best Kept Secret, Best Mystery Bridge, Lifetime Legacy and a new category, Best Example of a Well-Preserved Historic Bridge. Between now and December 1st at 12:00am Central Standard Time, the Chronicles will be taking nominations with voting to commence in December. The winners will be announced before Christmas. More information on the Ammann Awards can be found via link below. Please submit your nominations to Jason Smith at the Chronicles at Happy Bridgehunting and looking forward to your submissions of your photos for the Awards.


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2013 Ammann Awards- Update
Posted January 6, 2014, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Hi all,

Just to let you know that today is the deadline for all submissions of completed voting ballots for the 2013 Ammann Awards. Please submit them via e-mail to or before 12:00am Central Standard Time. The winners will be announced afterwards.

It is possible that a run-off vote will take place for there is a 3-4-way tie for first place in four categories, including Best Photo, Best Kept Secret, Mystery Bridge and Spectacular Bridge Disasters. An announcement will be made in the coming days in the Bridgehunter's Chronicles, whether this will be the case. However, if you would like to know the winners but have yet to vote, get out there right now and vote for your favorite bridge! Link to the ballot is here if you need it:

Get out there and vote and hope for the winners! :-)


2013 Ammann Awards- Deadline pushed back
Posted January 1, 2014, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Your attention please! For those who need more time to fill out the ballot, you have until 6th January to do that. Since there has been some technical issues regarding downloading the ballot as well as clicking on the URL, if you need a ballot from me, please send a short request via e-mail and I'll send you one directly. Thanks!

2013 Ammann Awards- Now taking nominations
Posted December 27, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)


You still have until January 3rd to submit your ballot or list of bridges nominated for this year's Ammann Awards! Click and download your ballot, fill it out or list your favorites, and send it back to me via e-mail or facebook messenger. Your vote matters, esp. as everything is up for grabs right now!

Winners will be announced on January 7th. Good luck! :-)

2013 Ammann Awards- Reminder of the Voting
Posted December 19, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Note to all participating in the voting for the 2013 Ammann Awards: Don't forget to submit your votes before January 3rd. You can submit your ballot or (if you have any problems voting with the ballot) send your candidates via e-mail without the ballot. In any way, they will be received and counted. REMEMBER: YOUR VOTE MATTERS!

2013 Ammann Awards- ballot ready for voting
Posted December 4, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Hi all, I would like to thank everybody for submitting their nominations for this year's 2013 Ammann Awards. We hit an all-time high as far as the number of submissions are concerned- a sure fire sign that the interest in historic bridge preservation and tourism- both in the US and elsewhere- is extremely high! Congratulations.

After sorting through the nominations and putting them on the ballot, I've enclosed it here for you to vote on. Please follow the instructions carefully before voting. And take your time reading through the nominations before voting too, as the deadline to submit all ballots is January 3rd, 2014. Winners will be announced on January 7th.

Happy Voting and thanks again for your help with the Ammann Awards.

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2013 Ammann Awards- Now taking nominations
Posted December 1, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Reminder! Today's the last day to submit your entries for the 3rd annual Othmar H. Ammann Awards. Ballots will be made available shortly afterwards!

2013 Ammann Awards- Now taking nominations
Posted November 25, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Reminder to all who all are interested: You have five days to submit your bridge entries for the 2013 Othmar H. Ammann Awards and Smith Awards. If interested, check out the Chronicles for information on which categories and submit your nominations by no later than December 1st. A ballot will be available for you to vote on the nominees shortly thereafter.