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2016 Othmar H. Ammann Awards Underway

It's Fall time and in connection with its fifth anniversary of its existence, the 2016 Ammann Awards are underway. Between now and 1 December 2016, all entries are being taken for the categories of Best Kept Secret/ Tour Guide, Best Photo, Lifetime Achievement, Mystery Bridge and Best Example of a preserved historic bridge. All entries are welcome, even from abroad. Click here for details.

http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/the-othmar-h-ammann-aw...

Voting will commence in December but in two parts:

Part 1 will focus on the 2016 Awards candidates themselves, while Part 2 will feature the voting of all of the winners and runners-up in each category dating back to 2011, where the top six in each will be inducted into the Chronicles' Hall of Fame, a special section where every five years, six candidates will be inducted for the US as well as international. This does not apply for Lifetime Achievement as the winners are automatically inducted annually. More to come when the voting process starts. Get your cameras out, take your kids on tours and let's see some gorgeous bridges! :-)

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2016 Othmar H. Ammann Awards
Posted January 12, 2017, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

The Bridgehunter's Chronicles pages have been updated to include the photos from this year's Ammann Award top 3 finishers. Plus the page has been updated to include plans for the 2017 Ammann Awards. Entries will be taken from October 2nd to December 3rd. Voting will commence from then until January 6th, 2018, with the winners announced January 12th. The 2016 Ammann Awards was unprecedented because of the large voter turnout and therefore, the voting process will remain as is. It's just a matter of you submitting your pics and favorite bridges for the 2017 Awards. So start bridgehunting! :-) <3 Link: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/the-othmar-h-a...

2016 Othmar H. Ammann Awards- the results
Posted January 11, 2017, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

And finally, as promised, the results of the 2016 Othmar H. Ammann Awards, one of the most exciting moments in its five-plus years of doing this. And this needs no fanfare- just read and enjoy! :-) http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2017/01/11/2016-ammann...

2016 Othmar H. Ammann Awards- Results tomorrow!
Posted January 10, 2017, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

As the winners of the Ammann Awards are ready to be presented, one of the last chapters in the series on historic bridge preservation in connection with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and the 50th anniversary of the National Register of Historic Places comes with a tribute to the forefather, grandfather and mentor of historic bridge preservation and a great teacher, Eric Delony. Christopher Marston of HABS HAER has produced a tribute as a guest columnist with yours truly adding an introduction about my encounters with him. All of this as a Tribute to Lifetime Achievement Winner here: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2017/01/10/a-tribute-t...

2016 Othmar H. Ammann Awards Underway
Posted January 4, 2017, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

FYI: Deadline for voting for the 2016 Ammann Awards by the Bridgehunter's Chronicles has been extended to January 8th. The reason: Despite very high voter turnout, we have a lot of very close races for first, second and third places in four categories including Tour Guide International, Mystery Bridge and Best Photo. If you haven't voted yet, you have the weekend to do that. Winners will still be announced on the 11th. The ballot: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2016/12/09/2016-ammann...

2016 Othmar H. Ammann Awards Underway
Posted December 9, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Excellent. I did not get a chance to provide nominations unfortunately, but I will definitely go vote!

2016 Othmar H. Ammann Awards Underway
Posted December 9, 2016, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Ammann Awards voting underway with many surprises. Click on the site, which will lead you to the ballots. Also available in German. Voting ends January 6th. http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2016/12/09/2016-ammann...

2016 Othmar H. Ammann Awards Underway
Posted November 28, 2016, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

FYI from the Bridgehunter's Chronicles: Deadline for the 2016 Ammann Awards to be extended to 4 December to allow last minute entries of photos, bridges, etc. Voting will commence right after that. Details: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/the-othmar-h-ammann-aw...

2016 Othmar H. Ammann Awards
Posted November 14, 2016, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

REMINDER: Entries are still being taken for the 2016 Ammann Awards by the Bridgehunter's Chronicles. You have 17 days until the deadline of December 1. Do you have your favorite bridge photo? Send it. 2. Do you know someone who has made a difference in HB preservation? Tell us about it. 3. What about cities and regions with many HBs? Let's profile them, shall we? And best example of a preserved HB? Absolutely. We have some candidates already. You have the candidates? Send them via messenger or e-mail. Let's load up the categories so we can vote for them! Cameras, paper and pens up! Let's GO!!!!

2016 Othmar H. Ammann Awards Underway
Posted November 2, 2016, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Reminder to all: Entries are still being taken for the 2016 Ammann Awards by the Bridgehunter's Chronicles. You have between now and December 1 to submit your entries. More here: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2016/11/02/2016-ammann...

2016 Othmar H. Ammann Awards Underway
Posted September 13, 2016, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

On a minor but important note: The Bridgehunter's Chronicles is wearing a special avatar in honor and memory of Jacob Wetterling, whose remains were found two weeks ago after being missing for 27 years. Together with the victims of 9/11 and the Spring Revolution, the Chronicles is showing solidarity to the families and friends affected by this and will keep this special avatar online until the winners of the 2016 Ammann Awards are announced on 11 January, 2017. More details here:

http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2016/09/12/odds-and-en...

A poem in Jacob's honor is also found in the article....

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