Reuben Hull
Reuben Hull

Reuben Hull, a professional civil engineer and Regional Director with McLaren Engineering Group in Albany, NY, is a self-made historian who has penned numerous articles on historic civil engineering landmarks and the lives of game-changing civil engineers. Reuben has dedicated three decades to delivering an array of civil engineering planning, design, and management services, including tenures as owner of his own firm. An active ASCE member, Reuben is a member of the History and Heritage Committee, served as President of the ASCE New Hampshire Section in 1999-2000, and was named New Hampshire Young Engineer of the Year in 1997.

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Gen. Oglethorpe
January 6, 2016

Last month marked the birth of Gen. James Oglethorpe (Dec. 22, 1696 – June 30, 1785), a British general, member of Parliament, philanthropist, and founder of the original colony of...
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The Mackinac Bridge was recognized as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 2009.
December 11, 2015

Last month marked the anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge, which opened to traffic on Nov. 1, 1957. “The Mighty Mac,” a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Michigan and...
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perisphere WEB FEAT
November 18, 2015

Last month marked the 75th anniversary of the closing of the 1939 New York World’s Fair. From 1935 to 1939, the World’s Fair committee planned, built, and organized the fair and its exhibits,...
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VulcanStreetPlant
October 6, 2015

September marked the anniversary of the Appleton Edison Power Plant, the first Edison hydroelectric central station and predecessor to the landmark Vulcan Street Plant in Wisconsin. Built on the...
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Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves
September 1, 2015

August marked the birth month of Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves, who supervised construction of the Pentagon and directed the Manhattan Project’s development of the atomic bomb during World War...
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GoldbergPathe
July 21, 2015

July marks the anniversary of the birth of Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist, inventor, sculptor, and civil engineer, best known for his drawings depicting complex gadgets and machines that satirize...
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Digging_the_Cape_Cod_Canal_resized
July 1, 2015

June marks the month when construction began on the Cape Cod Canal in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. The idea of constructing a canal to eliminate the costly and dangerous sea trip around the...
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May 29, 2015

May marks the anniversary month of the opening of the Empire State Building, the New York City icon that revolutionized the construction of tall buildings. Construction of the 102-story edifice began...
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May 1, 2015

April marks the birth of American civil engineer John Frank Stevens, a pioneer responsible for the construction of several key Western U.S. railroads and the building of the Panama Canal. Born...
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Espada_Aqueduct_TX_NPS2
February 19, 2015

February marks the 275th anniversary of the earliest known record of when the Espada Acequia (ah-SAY-key-uh) began operations in what is now San Antonio, Texas. Built to supply irrigation to the...
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