October 19, 2017

Submitted by Brad Williams The Alabama Section Montgomery Branch dedicated its October Branch meeting to recognizing the leadership and volunteerism of each of its former Branch...
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The first piles of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway were driven on May 23, 1955. After 14 months of construction, the Causeway opened on Aug. 30, 1956, at a cost of $46 million.
August 30, 2017

August marks the anniversary of the opening of the original span of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, northwest of New Orleans, LA. At 23.86 miles long, the Causeway is the world’s longest...
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Inset from Harper's Weekly illustration explaining Eads' jetties
July 28, 2017

July marks the anniversary of the certification of navigability for the Eads South Pass Navigation Works. The completion of the South Pass Navigation Works opened a channel at the mouth of the...
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Landmarks WEB FEAT
July 25, 2017

Many ASCE members are making civil engineering history and heritage part of their vacation plans this summer. In celebration of the Visit ASCE Landmarks campaign, Society members have been posting...
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John Smeaton
June 29, 2017

June celebrates the birth of Englishman John Smeaton, the first self-proclaimed civil engineer, often regarded as the “father of civil engineering.” Smeaton was born in Austhorpe, Leeds,...
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John Craig, left, worked for years to develop a national concrete canoe competition. He's pictured with his niece Tara and sister Chris. PHOTO: Chris and Gary Fossett
June 16, 2017

It’s all how he envisioned it would be. ASCE student teams from across the country – from across the world – will travel to the Colorado School of Mines this weekend. They’ll come in...
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The Lincoln Memorial under construction.
May 31, 2017

May marks the anniversary of the birth of James Baird (May 18, 1873–May 16, 1953), an American civil engineer whose career accomplishments included New York City’s Flatiron Building, the Lincoln...
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Marc Brunel
April 28, 2017

April marks the births of father and son civil engineers Sir Marc Isambard Brunel and Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Marc Isambard Brunel is most famous for the construction of the Thames Tunnel. His...
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April 28, 2017

Giroux ASCE has honored R. Paul Giroux, Dist.M.ASCE, with the 2017 Roebling Award for his contributions to construction...
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The Holland Tunnel connects New York City with Jersey City, NJ.
March 31, 2017

March marks the anniversary of the birth of Clifford Holland, the engineer who designed the 1.5-mile-long tunnel that bears his name, connecting New York City and Jersey City, NJ, under the Hudson...
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