May 4, 2016

Giroux The life of a road warrior is never easy. Business travelers spend many hours in airports, airplanes, and hotels...
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Andrew Ellicott
April 21, 2016

April marks the anniversary of the setting of astronomer and surveyor Andrew Ellicott’s Stone in Mobile County, AL. Commissioned by George Washington to denote the border between the United...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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