It’s like Wired magazine reads my mind or something. They continually print & post the coolest articles on everything I love. This is no different. David Goldenberg has written a nice (albeit short) article on what he states are the five top bridges in “a third golden age of bridge building.” He’s made some nice choices, although a few too many cable-stayed bridges in my opinion. You can read the article in the January issue or online here.
The most hi-tech bridge I’ve worked on to date would be the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven, CT. Called the Q‑Bridge for short, it is an extradosed cable-stayed bridge, which will be the first of it’s kind in the United States. I worked on portions of the steel option, which would be the only steel extradosed bridge in world. Pretty cool stuff, although not the most likely option.