Update on 2020 Bridgehunter Awards

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Taking you Back 10 Years

Ten years and counting. 🙂 Tomorrow will be ten years ago that the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles was launched. To mark the occasion, the Chronicles will be providing you with the top 10 articles that were posted from 2010 to date. Between October 11th and January 31st, 2021, the Chronicles will feature the Top 10 in the categories of Bridge Tours (both US and International), Mystery Bridge, Bridge Photos courtesy of the Author, Bridge Photos taken by other pontists, Individual Bridge Stories and other cool bridge facts that were discovered during the Chronicles’ first decade of existence. Most of the past published articles will accompany the new posts, so that readers have double the fun reading up on the bridge stories from both the past and the present. They will appear both here as well as in the Chronicles’ facebook and twitter pages.

The 2020 Bridgehunter Awards:

Reminder to all that are interested, entries are still being taken for the 2020 Bridgehunter Awards. Between now and December 1st, you can submit your bridge photos, people who have dedicated their work towards restoring historic bridges, and bridges that were either restored and/or deserve international recognition. Information regarding the categories can be found here. Please submit your entries by clicking here. Photos can be sent to: flensburg.bridgehunter.av@googlemail.com.

Voting will commence afterwards with the winners being announced in January. It will use the same online platform as in the previous years with Poll Daddy/ Crowd Signal.

Because of the Corona Virus and the resulting restrictions of movement and activity, entries are open for not only candidates from this year but also in the previous years. That means for example, if you had a bridge photo that was taken in 2017 and not this year, feel free to enter it in this year’s competition. If you have any questions, etc., please contact Jason Smith at the Chronicles.

One more thing:

The 10th Anniversary celebrations will continue into 2021. Aside from the Corona Virus, which has impacted practically every aspect of life, 2021 will mark the 10th Anniversary of the Bridgehunter Awards. The first awards were introduced in November 2011 under the name the Othmar H. Ammann Awards. It has gained international fame ever since. The Author’s Choice Awards were introduced at the same time. The Bridgehunter Awards replaced the Ammann Awards in 2018, yet the categories have remained the same. Some stories and other items involving the Awards will come in the next year.

For more bridge stories, especially as we go through the years, subscribe to the Chronicles both here as well as through twitter, facebook and instagram. There will be many bridges to talk about, not to mention the candidates for the 2020 Bridgehunter Awards. And with that, stay healthy and happy bridgehunting. 🙂

BHC Newsflyer: 20 March, 2020

Padma Bridge in Bangladesh: One of many bridge projects on hold due to the Corona Virus. Photo taken by Afzalhossainbd / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

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CORONA SPECIAL

Headlines:

Pennsylvania suspends all bridge building projects

International Bridge at Sault Ste. Marie. Photo taken by Mark Yurina in 2018

Michigan no longer accepting cash at toll bridges

Stillwater Lift Bridge. Photo taken in 2009

Reopening Celebrations at Stillwater Lift Bridge Delayed

Opening of Dublin Suspension Bridge Delayed

Sagar Bridge over the Neisse. Photo by Tnemtsoni / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

Traffic Jam causes problems for Oder-Neisse River crossings

Virus Delays Construction of Zuari Bridge in India

Peljesac Bridge under construction. Photo by: Ma▀▄Ga / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

Delays in China-Partnership Bridge Projects in Croatia and Bangladesh

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Photo taken in 2011

Update on the Lindaunis-Schlei Bridge Replacement Project- bridge now closed to vehicular traffic.

 

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