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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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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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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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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July 8, 2015

A rarely told story of modern suspension bridges involves the unbuilt projects that preceded the structures we know so well today. Richard Scott, author of In the Wake of Tacoma: Suspension Bridges...
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July 1, 2015

June marks the month when construction began on the Cape Cod Canal in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. The idea of constructing a canal to eliminate the costly and dangerous sea trip around the...
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July 1, 2015

Few countries exist in which humans have exerted a greater influence in shaping the landscape than the Netherlands. Winner of the 2008 ASCE Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award, Robert J....
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May 29, 2015

May marks the anniversary month of the opening of the Empire State Building, the New York City icon that revolutionized the construction of tall buildings. Construction of the 102-story edifice began...
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May 1, 2015

April marks the birth of American civil engineer John Frank Stevens, a pioneer responsible for the construction of several key Western U.S. railroads and the building of the Panama Canal. Born...
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February 19, 2015

February marks the 275th anniversary of the earliest known record of when the Espada Acequia (ah-SAY-key-uh) began operations in what is now San Antonio, Texas. Built to supply irrigation to the...
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