Author Archives: Jason D. Smith

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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2014 Ammann Awards for Best Example of Restored Historic Bridge

Here is a list of candidates and their summaries for the 2014 Ammann Awards in the category Best Example of a Restored Historic Bridge. Each summary features work that was done on the bridge. This will be useful when you … Continue reading

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Mystery Bridge Nr. 52: The Bridge from Brazil

Photo taken by Nathan Holth Here’s a pop quiz for you readers, with regards to this mystery bridge: 1. When was the oldest swing bridge in the US ever built and 2. When was the first time a bridge was … Continue reading

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Fehmarn Bridge in Germany: At the Crossroads between Preservation and Progress

FEHMARN ISLAND, GERMANY-  Connecting Fehmarn Island with mainland Germany in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, the Fehmarn Bridge is unique in three different ways: its historic value, its touristic value to the region and lastly, its infrastructural value. The bridge … Continue reading

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Historic Bridge Awareness Month: Interview with Craig Holstein

November is coming to a close, and with that the National Historic Bridge Month, a month where we take a look at the accomplishments involving preserving historic bridges in the US and elsewhere. This year, we have seen many more … Continue reading

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