Author Archives: Jason D. Smith

Newsflyer: 20 January, 2015

Bridge collapses in Ohio- one dead, Bridge in Kansas City demolished, Two Arkansas bridges coming out, also one in Missouri. Could we see a repeat of 2013? Judging by the number of bridges being demolished or being scheduled to be … Continue reading

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2014 Ammann Awards: Results Part Two

Picking up after leaving off Part I and the Author’s Choice Awards, we now move onto the next category of Bridge of the Year 2014.  Several bridges nominated for this award because of their golden anniversary celebrated this past year … Continue reading

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2014 Ammann Awards: The Long-Awaited Results

Before announcing the winners, the author would like to apologize for the delay of the announcement of the winners. The reasons were twofold: 1. While returning home to Germany after spending Christmas with family in the US, he and his … Continue reading

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2014 Ammann Awards: The Author Chooses the Best Bridge Stories

To start off the Author’s Choice Award version of the 2014 Ammann Awards, presented by the Bridgehunter’s Chronicles, I would like to present you with an overture which is in connection with this year’s theme: Bigger is not always better. … Continue reading

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Berlin: The Bridges and the Wall

  and    This is a joint article with sister column The Flensburg Files and is part of the Files’ series on the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and German Reunification. For more information on this … Continue reading

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2014 Ammann Awards: Voting Now Underway

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 … Continue reading

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2014 Ammann Awards for Best Photo

Vischr’s Ferry Bridge in New York State. Photo taken by Marc Scotti   Once you have a chance to look at the photos, please click on the link below and vote for your favorite candidate. Note: As the photos are … Continue reading

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2014 Ammann Awards for Bridge of the Year/ Lifetime Achievement

Here’s a summary of the nominees for the 2014 Ammann Awards with links to learn more about them. This will help you in your voting process. After reading the summaries, click on the links to vote. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT:  https://polldaddy.com/poll/8495827/ BRIDGE … Continue reading

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2014 Ammann Awards for Best Kept Secret/ Tour Guide

Here are the list of candidates for the 2014 Ammann Awards in the category of Best Kept Secret in the areas of individual bridges and regions with a high number of historic and aesthetically significant bridges. Have a look at … Continue reading

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2014 Ammann Awards for Mystery Bridge

Here are the list of candidates for the 2014 Ammann Awards in the Category of Mystery Bridges. Click on the links to each of the candidates and have a look at them before voting here: USA: https://polldaddy.com/poll/8495871/ Imnternational: https://polldaddy.com/poll/8495873/   USA Candidates: … Continue reading

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