Biennial competition sponsored by National Steel Bridge Alliance and the American Institute of Steel Construction
The National Steel Bridge Alliance and the American Institute of Steel Construction sponsor this biennial competition to celebrate industry achievements and to promote innovative use of structural steel in the bridges that connect America's communities.
The National Steel Bridge Alliance and the American Institute of Steel Construction recognize projects in several categories, defined by bridge size and function. Project team members are recognized for their contribution and achievement with engraved plaques presented during a ceremony in front of their peers.
Why you should enter:
In 1928, the American Institute of Steel Construction awarded its first Prize Bridge Award to the Sixth Street Bridge in Pittsburgh, which would later be renamed to honor the legendary Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Roberto Clemente.
Since then, AISC and the National Steel Bridge Alliance have recognized more than 600 outstanding steel bridges across the country. Some bridges, such as the Wabash Railroad bridge in Wayne County, Mich., that won a prize in 1941 and still carries railroad traffic more than 70 years later, have actually outlasted the companies that built them.
Steel bridges have a proud history. They have connected communities over the course of decades or even centuries. Steel bridges endure, as does our commitment to showcasing the best of bridge engineering and architecture.
If you have recently worked on a bridge that embodies the pioneering spirit of modern bridge-building, we want to hear about it!
What you need to apply:
Please have the following on hand to complete your entry:
- contact information for the engineer of record as well as the owner (which may be a department of transportation) and the fabricator
- 3-20 print-quality photographs that show off the project and its most exciting features. NSBA recommends a selection of shots that depict both construction and the finished bridge. Photos must include photo credit information and should be jpg, tiff, or eps files that are at least four inches wide at 300 dpi. The full rules listed below include a suggested photo list and additional technical information.