For the past 20 years, the rising waters from Devil’s Lake Basin have caused flooding and environmental and economic impacts on the 245,000-acre Spirit Lake community, home to the Spirit Lake Tribe reservation. The loss
This is the final installment of a series about the 5 finalists for ASCE’s Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) award. Established in 1960, the OCEA Award recognizes a project that makes a significant contribution to both the civil…Read More >>
The National Park Service has released a new report showing the impact of parks on local economies. Here a few of the top level findings of the report: In 2012, the nation’s 401 parks attracted…Read More >>
There is an old adage which states that bridges serve as both a physical and emotional link between people and places. If that is the case, then the Taizhou Bridge represents that sentiment in every way. With its three pylons, two 1,080-meter-long main spans, and two 3,110-meter-long suspension cables, the Taizhou Bridge is the first long-span suspension bridge of this integral configuration in the world.
What do a comedian, a country music singer, and a businessman all have in common? You may have thought this was a joke, but in fact it’s what happened this week in the news, as…Read More >>
After more than a decade, this week the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released an update to the Condition of America’s Public School Facilities report highlighting the condition of America’s school facilities. This report…Read More >>
In August 2005, an 18-foot storm surge, which produced 7-foot waves caused by Hurricane Katrina, overpowered the Mississippi River–Gulf Outlet and Gulf Intercoastal Waterway, ultimately causing the collapse of a 4,000-foot-long section of the floodwall along Louisiana’s Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC).
Shortly after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, the State of Louisiana in 2006 embarked on an ambitious project to widen the historic Huey P. Long Bridge located in Jefferson Parrish, Louisiana. The cantilevered steel truss bridge, which was designated as a historic landmark by ASCE in 2012, now carries both a two-track railroad line and a three-lane US 90 across the Mississippi River.