2021 Bridgehunter Awards Part 3

Photo by James Baughn

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Our third and final part of the ballot features the remaining five categories of the 2021 Bridgehunter Awards. They include the Mystery Bridge, Lifetime Achievement, Bridge of the Year, plus two new additions- Bridge Media and Genre, as well as Endangered T.R.U.S.S., the second of which is a reincarnation of the original T.R.U.S.S. Awards in bridgehunter.com. When you are finished with the voting, you can exit the ballot but with many thanks for your time and efforts in this process. 🙂

You can also go back to the previous parts by clicking on the links below:

<= HERE for Part 2

<= HERE for Part 1

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Category: Mystery Bridge

To access the ballot, click (HERE http://etc.ch/yeUK)

Information is available on each candidate by clicking on the name marked in blue. It will lead you directly to the website.

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These are the Mystery Bridge Candidates:

Mystery Bridge Nr. 143: Brookdale Arch Bridge in California.

Mystery Bridge Nr. 144: Small Bridge at the Ruins of a Soviet Military Complex in Glauchau (Saxony)

Mystery Bridge Nr. 145: Wynant Lift Bridge in Newton, OH

Mystery Bridge Nr. 146: Railroad Bridge at an Abandoned Czech Airbase near Usti nab Labem, Czechia

Mystery Bridge Nr. 147: Unusual Kingpost Through Truss Bridge in the US 

Mystery Bridge Nr. 148: Lima (IA) Bridge

Mystery Bridge Nr. 149: Unundated Arch Bridge near Cheb, Czechia

Mystery Bridge Nr. 150: Raritan River Railroad Bridge in New Jersey with Phoenix columns

Mystery Bridge Nr. 151: Osage City Railroad Bridge

Mystery Bridge Nr. 152: Jay Bridge in Maine

Mystery Bridge Nr. 153: Godvari River Bridge in India

Mystery Bridge Nr. 154: Unusual Pedestrian Bridge in Aarhus, Denmark

Mystery Bridge Nr. 155: Unusual Vierendeel Truss Bridge Made of Concrete near Vulcan, Missouri

Mystery Bridge Nr. 156: Twin Truss Bridges at the German-Danish Border south of Tonder, Denmark

Mystery Bridge Nr. 157: The Oldest and Most Unusual Bridge in Husum, Germany

Mystery Bridge Nr. 158: The Missing Bridge at Hemenswarft, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Mystery Bridge Nr. 159: The Stone Arch Bridge at Nineveh, Indiana

Mystery Bridge Nr. 160: The Bridge at Caminito Del Rey, Spain

Mystery Bridge Nr. 161: The Fairy Tale Bridge near Chomotov, Czechia

Mystery Bridge Nr. 162: A House Bridge at Angelberger Strasse in Flensburg, Germany?

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Category: Lifetime Achievement:

To access the ballot, click (HERE http://etc.ch/yUCP)

Information is available on each candidate by clicking on the link below. A summary of their achievements can be found in a podcast which you can click HERE to listen to.

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Here are the following candidates in this category:

Kate Castle (Rochester Bridge Trust)

Link: https://rbt.org.uk/refurbishment/people/kate-castle-bridge-programme-engineer/

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Kitty Henderson (Historic Bridge Foundation)

Link: https://historicbridgefoundation.com/about-the-historic-bridge-foundation/

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Arlyne Reichert (Tenth Street Bridge in Montana)

Link: https://www.krtv.com/news/great-falls-news/bridge-renamed-to-honor-arlyne-reichert

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Allan King Sloan (King Bridge Company Museum)

Link: http://kingbridgeco.blogspot.com/

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Kris Dyer (Riverside Bridge in Ozark, Missouri)

Lisa Schoch (Colorado Department of Transportation)

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-schoch-a920b511b/

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Lynn and Judy Jackson (Bridges of Oregon)

Link: https://oregonbridgeblog.wordpress.com/

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Vern Mesler (Michigan)

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vernon-mesler-04074147/

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Category: Bridge Media and Genre

To access the ballot, click (HERE http://etc.ch/y3T7).

Information is available on each candidate by clicking on the name, marked in blue. It will lead you directly to the website. A summary on the candidates in this category can be found in a podcast, which you can click HERE to access.

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Hairpin Bridge: Novel by Taylor Adama

Bridge of Souls: Novel by Victoria Schwab

The Little Red Light House and the Big Grey Bridge: Book by H.H. Swift and Lynd Ward

700 Feet Down: Documentary on Galloping Gertie

Bostian Bridge Tragedy of 1891- a Documentary

Brooklyn Bridge History Podcast and Book (Greg Jackson and David McCullough)

Bridge Across the Ocean by Jack Rochester

A Rip in Heaven by Jeanne Cummings

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Category: Endangered T.R.U.S.S.

To access the ballot, click HERE: http://etc.ch/sBwA

A podcast with the summaries of each of the candidates can be found here: https://anchor.fm/jason-smith-bhc19/episodes/2021-Bridgehunter-Awards-Endangered-T-R-U-S-S–Awards-e1c1v42

Information is available on each candidate by clicking on the name marked in blue. It will lead you directly to the website.

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Candidates:

Jefferson Highway Bridge in Okay, Oklahoma

Route 66 Gasconade Bridge in Missouri

Bismarck-Mandan Railroad Bridge in North Dakota

Cascade Bridge in Burlington, Iowa

Victorian-era Railroad Bridges in the UK

Nipawin Bridge in Canada

Arkwright Bridge in Rhode Island

Birchenough Bridge in Africa

Alexandra Bridge in Ottawa, Canada

W Avenue Truss Bridge in Tama County, Iowa

Old Highway 5 Bridge in Daviess County, Missouri

The Historic Bridges of Keeseville, New York

Sheepford Road Bridge Truss Bridge in Pennsylvania

Bolivia Road Bridge in Illinois

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Category: Bridge of the Year

To access the ballot, click (HERE http://etc.ch/Ypt5) Information is available on each candidate by clicking on the name marked in blue. It will lead you directly to the website.

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Here are the candidates in this category:

Rochester Bridge in England

Riverside Bridge in Ozark, Missouri

The Historic Bridges of Keeseville, New York

Sheepford Road Truss Bridge in Pennsylvania

Cascade Bridge in Burlington, Iowa

Waterloo Bridge in London

London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Route 66 Gasconade River Bridge in Missouri

The Abandoned Railroad Bridges in England Targeted for In-fill.

Hernando DeSoto Bridge in Memphis, Tennessee

Alexandra Bridge in Ottawa, Canada

Jenkins Bridge in Missouri

Pemigewasset River Bridge in Woodstock, New Hampshire

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2021 Bridgehunter Awards Voting Ballot Part 2

Part 2 of the voting ballot features the categories of Best Example of a Restored Historic Bridge, Bridge Tour Guide USA and International and Best Kept Secret for a Historic Bridge. Again, each candidate has a link where you can read up on it. Each category has a link to the voting ballot where you can submit your votes. Good luck! 🙂

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Category: Best Example of a Restored Historic Bridge

The ballot for this category can be accessed by clicking (HERE: http://etc.ch/swS3)

Podcast summarizing the candidates can be found here: https://anchor.fm/jason-smith-bhc19/episodes/2021-Bridgehunter-Awards-Best-Example-of-Restored-Historic-Bridge-e1c1uee

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Candidates:

Click on the links marked in blue or screened to read more about the candidates.

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Riverside Bridge in Ozark, Missouri

Lorestan Bridge in Iran

https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news/kashkan-bridge-in-lorestan-restored-by-a-project-of-three-billion-rials-budget

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Rochester Bridge in Chatham, England

https://www.ice.org.uk/what-is-civil-engineering/what-do-civil-engineers-do/rochester-bridge-refurbish-project

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Munksbrück Bridge near Dagebüll, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Bridge Street Bridge in San Luis Opisbo, California

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article249917298.html

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Winnington Turn Bridge in Scotland

https://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/news/18262869.urgent-repairs-planned-deteriorating-winnington-swing-bridge/

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Waterloo Truss Bridge in Amissville,Virginia

https://www.fauquier.com/news/waterloo-bridge-reopens-to-traffic-after-seven-year-closure/article_c6fae72e-761a-11eb-909b-e7fb6c0c1c66.html &

https://www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/waterloo.asp

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Berwick Arch Bridge in England

https://www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk/news/transport/berwicks-historic-old-bridge-reopens-following-ps900000-refurbishment-3282847

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South Smith Road Bridge in Rock County, Wisconsin

https://bridgehunter.com/wi/rock/bh92335/

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Category: Bridge Tour Guide USA.

To access the ballot for this category, click (HERE: http://etc.ch/sQgo )

Information is available on each candidate by clicking on the name marked in blue. It will lead you directly to the website.

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Candidates:

The S Bridges Along National Road

The Historic Bridges of Keeseville, New York

The Old US Hwy. 50 Bridges in Clay County, Illinois

The Bridges of St. Louis, Missouri

The Bridges of Minneapolis/ St. Paul: Database- Mlps. & St. P; Swing Bridges; Top 5

The Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County, Ohio

Stone Arch Bridges of Cowley County, Kansas

The Bridges of Osbourne County, Kansas

The Bridges of Butler County, Kansas

The Bridges of Youngstown, Ohio + Guest columns

The Bridges of Iowa City

The Bridges of Cleveland, Ohio

The Bridges at Bear Mountain State Park

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Category: Bridge Tour Guide International

To access the ballot for this category, click (HERE: http://etc.ch/kXJj)

Information is available on each candidate by clicking on the name highlighted in blue. It will lead you directly to the website.

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Candidates:

Grimma (Saxony), Germany

Madrid, Spain

Stockholm, Sweden

Nagasaki, Japan

Rope Bridges of Peru

Gundagai, Australia

Rome, Italy + Iron Bridge

Verona, Italy

Heritage Bridges of Rajamundry, India

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Category: Best Kept Secret Individual Bridge

To access the ballot for this category, click (HERE: http://etc.ch/qfNg)

Information is available on each candidate by clicking on the name marked in blue. It will lead you directly to the website.

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Candidates:

School Bus Bridge in Prestonburg, Kentucky

Landfalloybrua in Drammen, Norway

Q’eswachaka Rope Bridge in Peru

Zavikon Island Bridge at the US/Canada Border

Munksbrück Bridge in Dagebüll, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Kokkoris Bridge in Greece

Orient Bridge in Pickaway County, Ohio

Hillandale Arch Viaduct in Cleveland, Ohio

Saint Servatius Bridge in Maastricht (NL)

Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge, England

Chateau de Chenonceaux in France

Connel bridge in Scotland

Willingdon (Bally) Bridge in India

Carrick e Rede Rope Bridge in Northern Ireland

Quantico Creek Bridge in Virginia

Footbridge at Corolla Park in North Carolina

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Proceed to Part 3 and repeat the procedure HERE =>

<= HERE if you want to go back to Part 1.

2021 Bridgehunter Awards Voting Part 1: Best Bridge Photo

After a few days of getting some last minute items clarified, the voting for the 2021 Bridgehunter Awards has finally begun. Before we begin, a couple of important items need to be addressed so that voting is done as easily and pain-free as possible. Here they are:

  1. We’re using a new voting platform known as direct-voting.com. It’s a free platform where you can produce a survey in a short time and you can dictate when the voting starts and stops. The voting platforms have been turned on so you can go ahead and vote. It will be switched off on January 21st at 8:00pm in the evening, Berlin time, 1:00pm Chicago time.
  2. Each category will feature the list of candidates, each with links that will take you to their pages- either outright or through their names highlighted in blue. What’s blue you can click on. Each category will have a link to the voting platform, which you can click on and you can vote on your candidate. There are no limits as to who you want to vote for. Multiple votes are possible.
  3. During the voting process, a podcast with a summary of the categories and the candidates will be featured in the BHC Newsflyer and a link will be enclosed for each category on the ballot.
  4. The ballot will feature three parts: the first part is for Best Bridge Photo, the other two parts are for the remaining categories. This is Part 1. You can use the arrows at the bottom of the ballot to go to the next part or go back if you wish.

If there are any questions or have any issues, please feel free to contact me using this link here.

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Category: Best Bridge Photo

Have a look at these photos, then click on this link here to vote. The photo numbers are in reference to these photos below:

Link: http://etc.ch/AzVt

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Photo 1: Fondulac Drive Bridge in Illinois. Photo by the late Ralph C. Hahn

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Photo 2: Chicham Bridge in Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India. Photo by Sachin Pawar

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Photo 3: Forth Railroad Bridge in Scotland in the Daylight. Photo by Mark Watson

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Photo 4: Forth Railroad Bridge at Night. Photo by Tim Wayne

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Photo 5: Essex Arch Bridge Ariel View. Photo by Tim Wayne

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Photo 6: Stone Arch Bridge in Czechia. Photo by Lara Varjrychová

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Photo 7: Stari Most in Bosnia. Photo by debz8375 on Instagram

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Photo 8: Most kolejowy w Przylasku in Poland. Photo by: Marek (kraft.kr on Instagram)

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Photo 9: Caveman Bridge at Grants Pass, Oregon. Photo by Todd Wilson (Bridgemapper)

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Photo 10: Hochdonn Viaduct in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Photo by Jason D. Smith

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Photo 11: Millau Viaduct in France. Photo by Jettys Photo

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Proceed to Part 2 by clicking HERE =>