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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Marci Rossell
August 4, 2017

Money makes the civil engineering world go 'round. This much we know. So, it’s probably wise to listen to Marci Rossell, Ph.D., former chief economist for CNBC with experience in both the...
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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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The Lake Borgne Surge Barrier. PHOTO: New Orleans U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
July 12, 2017

With the ASCE 2017 Convention in New Orleans this fall, ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, has the unique opportunity of welcoming attendees to her hometown. New Orleans...
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Feature Image
June 2, 2017

Music, tradition, and a whole lot of oysters. ASCE’s 2017 Convention is heading south, Oct. 8-11, to the largest city in Louisiana, where the motto is “Laissez les bon temps rouler,” or...
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