October 25, 2016

October marks the anniversary of the George Washington Bridge, which was officially opened to the public Oct. 25, 1931. At its opening, the bridge surpassed the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit for the...
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September 2, 2016

Civil engineering is a by-the-people, for-the-people profession. In the most fundamental way, civil engineering is what keeps society working. So, to consider 100 years of civil engineering history...
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July 25, 2016

July marks the setting of the cornerstone for the home of the Tennessee General Assembly. The Tennessee State Capitol Building in Nashville was laid out July 4, 1845, to great fanfare and ritual,...
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June 23, 2016

June is the 60th anniversary of the signing of the landmark legislation that established the United States Interstate Highway system. Now known as the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of...
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May 17, 2016

May is the anniversary of the birth of noted civil engineer and inventor James Buchanan Eads, best known for his triple-arch steel bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis, MO. Born in...
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May 4, 2016

Giroux The life of a road warrior is never easy. Business travelers spend many hours in airports, airplanes, and hotels when...
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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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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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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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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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