RESTON, Va. – The American Society of Civil Engineers announced the winners of its “Bridges Inspire!” bridge photography contest. ASCE received more than 900 submissions from civil engineers, students and photographers in nearly 50 countries.

Expert judges, including three civil engineering and three photographers, selected 14 winners in seven categories.  Winners will receive a cash prize, and their photo will appear in the ASCE 2015 Bridges wall calendar.

Next, ASCE will open up a final category for judging to the entire world of bridge enthusiasts.  Aptly named Viewer’s Choice, this category will accept votes from the public from June 17 to August 31 at 

“We are thrilled with both the quality of our winning entries, and the opportunity to give our fellow bridge enthusiasts a chance to choose winners in the Viewer’s Choice category,” said Bruce Gossett, Managing Director of ASCE Publications. “Bridges are a captivating combination of art and engineering, and there is a community of people across the world who marvel at them. Last year, more than 6,000 people voted to select our Viewers’ Choice winners, and we hope for an even bigger response this year.”

See all of the winning photos, and vote for the Viewer’s Choice, at

About the Winners

All Bridges

First Place

Photographer: Jan Gravekamp

Bridge: Zeeland Bridge (Zeeland Province, the Netherlands)

Second Place

Photographer: António Manuel Leão Gonçalves de Sousa

Bridge: Vasco de Gama Bridge (Lisbon, Portugal)

New Bridges

First Place

Photographer: Noah Berger

Bridge: Bay Bridge (Oakland/San Francisco, CA)

Second Place

Photographer: Pedro Alves

Bridge: Viaduto sobre o Douro (Porto, Portugal)

Pedestrian Bridges

First Place

Photographer: Duncan McInnis

Bridge: Peace Bridge (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Second Place

Photographer: Robert Anton Aparente

Bridge: Hanging Bridge of TIneg (Tineg, Abra, Philippines)

Small Town Bridges

First Place

Photographer: Kira Larson

Bridge: Salgintobel Bridge (Schiers, Switzerland)

Second Place

Photographer: Anindya Phani

Bridge: Girdublin Bridge (Kalimpong, India)

HDR Bridges

First Place

Photographer: Bill Piper

Bridge: ACL Railroad Bridge (Richmond, VA)

Second Place

Photographer: Ana Filipa Scarpa

Bridge: 25 de Abril Bridge (Lisbon, Portugal)

ASCE Student Winners

First Place

Photographer: Jonathan Tadros

Bridge: Bay Bridge (Oakland/San Francisco, CA)

Second Place

Photographer: Marcos Cruz

Bridge: Octa¡vio Frias de Oliveira Bridge (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Engineering Firm Winners

First Place

Photographer: Joe Spadea, Madjeski & Masters

Bridge: Gilmerton Bridge (Chesapeake, VA)

Second Place

Photographer: Brigido Alcayde

Bridge: Saivan Bridge (Macau)