A. Max Brewer Bridge Now Trails In National Voting

By  //  October 17, 2012

Deadline Friday

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – With just a few days remaining in the competition for “Best in the Nation” transportation project, the  A. Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville now trails a project in California for first place by a 7,000-vote margin, according to the latest numbers provided by the Florida Department of Transportation.

There are still two days remaining to vote online for the A. Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville as the top transportation project in America, (Image courtesy Florida Department of Transportation)

The A. Max Brewer Bridge has led the competition until this past weekend. According to the latest stats, the Max Brewer Bridge replacement project has collected 130,706 votes, but trails a bridge project with 137,363 votes in California.

The online voting deadline ends at midnight Friday, so there’s still plenty of time to vote in the national contest sponsored by American Association of State Highway and Transportation officials.

Brevard County residents can vote online as many as 10 times a day at www.AmericasTransportationAward.org. The $44.8 million A. Max Brewer Bridge replacement project in Titusville was named among 10 top highway transportation projects across the nation going head to head in a competition to determine which projects earn the “Best in the Nation” title.

The finalists also include Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada and Virginia.

The 10 finalists received the highest number of overall points during four regional contests, representing each part of the country. In all, 49 projects from a record 34 states were judged in three categories: “Ahead of Schedule,” “Under Budget” and “Best Use of Innovation.”

The finalists are now competing for the America’s Transportation Awards’ Grand Prize, selected by a panel of judges.The People’s Choice Award will be decided by popular vote of the general public.

The winners of both the Grand Prize and the People’s Choice awards will each receive $10,000, which will be donated by state Departments of Transportation to a charity or scholarship of their choice. Winners will be announced Nov. 18 at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ annual meeting in Pittsburgh.