2014 Ammann Awards: Voting Now Underway

Split Rock Bridge in Pipestone County, MN Photo taken by Sebsatian Renfield

And now the moment of truth: Who will win the 2014 Ammann Awards in their respective categories?

Voting is now underway after taking in a substantial number of candidates on both the national and international levels and constructing a new voting platform that will make voting much easier than in the past.  Using the voting platform Poll Daddy, provided by Forum Communications and its subsidiary and cousin of the Chronicles, The Grand Forks Herald, you will have an opportunity to not only vote on the candidates you think deserve the awards (there are no limitations and your votes will be annonymous), but also keep track of the number of votes tallied in each category.

The procedure is simple: Just click on the links to the categories below, look at the candidates, click onto the links to Poll Daddy and then, click on your favorite candidate to vote.

With the exception of Best Photo and Mystery Bridge, each candidate has a short summary with links for more information. In the category Mystery Bridge, click directly on the name of the candidate to access the photos and stories of these structures before voting. The voting process is open to everybody, and you are free to forward the polls to others interested. Please keep in mind that voting will close on January 6th, the Day of Epiphany. This will give you time to go through the candidates and vote on your favorites. If you have any further questions, please contact Jason Smith at the Chronicles.

Without further ado, happy voting! 🙂

Categories with the polls:

Best Photo

Mystery Bridge

Best Kept Secret

Bridge of the Year 

Lifetime Achievement

Best Example of Restored Historic Bridge


Special thanks to Kari Lucin at the Grand Forks Herald for all her efforts and help in getting this happen. 

2014 Ammann Awards for Best Photo

BB Comer Bridge in Jackson County, AL. Photo taken by David Kennamer and submitted by Julie Bowers

Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, UK. Photo taken by Laura Hilton

Bunker Mill Bridge in Kalona, Iowa. Submitted by Julie Bowers and Friends of the Bunker Mill Bridge
Vischr’s Ferry Bridge in New York State. Photo taken by Marc Scotti

Millau Viaduct in France. Photo taken by Jet Lowe

Linn Cove Viaduct in North Carolina. (this and next photo). Photo taken by Calvin Snead

Jack’s Reef Bridge in New York. Photo taken by Marc Scotti

Sutliff Bridge near Solon, Iowa. Photo taken by Caleb Howard

Forth Roadway Bridge in Scotland (Next two photos) Photos taken by Mark Watson

Hamme Bridge in Belgium. Photo taken by Harry van Royen

Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, MN Photo taken by John Weeks III

Firth of Forth Railway Bridge in Scotland (Next two photos). Photo taken by Mark Watson

Erie Railroad Double Truss Bridge in Rochester, New York. Photo taken by Marc Scotti

Monk’s Bridge at Ballasalla, Isle of Man, UK Photo submitted by Liz Boakes

Waterford Truss Bridge near Farmington, MN Photo taken by Healy Construction and submitted by Julie Bowers

Green Bridge in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo taken by Mitch Nicholson