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Theodore Judah
March 14, 2016

March is the anniversary of the birth of Theodore Judah, renowned engineer, visionary, and lobbyist for America’s first transcontinental railroad. Born March 4, 1826 in Bridgeport, CT, Judah and his family moved to Troy, NY,…Read More >>

Hardy Cross
February 19, 2016

February marks the anniversary of the birth of civil engineer and professor Hardy Cross, known for his method for analyzing and solving indeterminate structures, which reshaped formal structural analysis in the mid-20th century. He is…Read More >>

The Mears Memorial Bridge in Alaska.
February 3, 2016

January marked the anniversary of the birth of Ralph Modjeski, Polish-born American civil engineer, best known for his distinguished work that spanned two eras of bridge engineering and construction. Modjeski’s superlatives include many early reinforced…Read More >>

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 Georgia. Among Oglethorpe’s accomplishments was…Read More >>

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 Lake Huron, connects…Read More >>

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, creating the…Read More >>

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 Fox River in Appleton, WI, and…Read More >>

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 II. Leslie Richard Groves Jr. was…Read More >>

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 technology. Reuben Garrett Lucius “Rube” Goldberg…Read More >>

July 8, 2015

A rarely told story of modern suspension bridges involves the unbuilt projects that preceded the structures we know so well today. Richard Scott, author of In the Wake of Tacoma: Suspension Bridges and the Quest…Read More >>