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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February 27, 2018

February marks the anniversary of the death of French structural engineer Jean-Rodolphe Perronet, renowned for his stone arch bridges, particularly the Pont De la Concord in Paris. Perronet advanced...
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January 9, 2018

January marks the anniversary of the birth of structural engineer Joseph Strauss, most noted as chief engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge, but deserving of recognition for his innovation in the...
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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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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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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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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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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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January 31, 2017

January marks the anniversary of the first lighting of the Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, ME. Of 65 historical lighthouses still standing along 5,000 miles of Maine's coastline, inlets,...
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December 15, 2016

December is the anniversary month for both the birth and death of Gustave Eiffel, best known for the tower in Paris that bears his name and the armature for the Statue of Liberty. Alexandre...
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