2021 Bridgehunter Awards: One Week Left

New lighting on the Rochester Bridge in England. Photo Courtesy of the Rochester Bridge Trust

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One week ago and the race is tightening up in all ten categories. If you have not had a chance to vote, now is the time to do so. If you want your favorite candidate(s) to win, now is the time to do so. While we’re biting our teeth over who will make the road to the Super Bowl in American football, many of us are biting their teeth to see who will win the competition in the 2021 Bridgehunter Awards. And the winner depends on you. 🙂

You have until January 21st at 19:00 (7:00pm) Berlin time, 12:00 (pm) Chicago time to submit your votes in each of the ten categories. Afterwards the votes will be tallied and the winners will be announced in the Chronicles the next day, January 22nd. It will be made available both online and through its Newsflyer podcast. The winners will also be posted on most of the social media pages dealing with bridges, including and especially the pages devoted to saving the historic structures.

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In case you have any issues with the voting, a pair of hints to pass along to you:

  1. In each of the categories you will find the link at the beginning, which will take you directly to the voting platform, where you can submit your votes for the category you chose and then close it. Multiple voting is possible.
  2. I’ve managed to collect as many photos of the candidates as I could for all ten categories and your can see them in the Chronicles’ Instagram page. Click on the link below to access it: Link: https://www.instagram.com/bridgehunters_chronicles17/

A thousand thanks to those who were willing to allow me to use the photos for the contest. Just as many thanks goes out to those who were tagged in the photos and informed others about the contest. Some of you were wondering why you were tagged. It was for the purpose of getting as many people involved as possible. If you haven’t done that yet, please do it. It’s not too late to vote!

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And with that, here are the links to the three parts of the voting ballot. Part 1 is for Best Bridge Photo, Part 2 is for Bridge Tour Guide USA and International, Best Example of a Restored Historic Bridge and Best Kept Secret Individual Bridge. Part 3 is for the rest, including two new categories- Bridge Media and Genre and Endangered T.R.U.S.S.- plus Lifetime Achievement, Mystery Bridge and Bridge of the Year. Click on the parts, and do your part to support historic and unique crossings which have made it to the history books for their design and value towards infrastructure and history. History is history, but it has an influence on our future, especially as far as Bridge Building and Engineering is concerned.

So click on the links, submit your votes, encourage others to vote and happy bridgehunting, folks! Thank you for your support.

Part 1: 2021 Bridgehunter Awards Voting Part 1: Best Bridge Photo

Part 2: 2021 Bridgehunter Awards Voting Ballot Part 2

Part 3: 2021 Bridgehunter Awards Part 3

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