Society of American Travel Writers - Voted 6th Best Bridge Travel Site.
APWA (American Public Works Association) State Project of the Year.
ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) Grand Conceptor Award for Engineering Design.
IES (Illumination Engineering Society of North America IIDA Award of Merit (for LED Lighting).
PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) Arkansas Chapter 2007 Prism Award.
International Illumination Design Award - Award of Merit.
"Henry Award" Tourism Special Achievement Award for the Big Dam Bridge (F.G. "Buddy" Villines).
Bronze Quill Award of Excellence IABC/ARKANSAS.
American Society of Landscape Architects Award of Merit for the Design of the Big Dam Bridge Plazas.
Engineering Excellence Award, "Lighting up the Big Dam Bridge", American Council of Engineering Companies of Arkansas.
Exemplary Human Environment Initiative by Federal Highway Administration
US Corp of Engineers Design and Environmental Honor Award by US Corp of Engineers
2008 National Planning/Design Award to Judge Buddy Villines from American Trails