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William Strickland
July 25, 2016

July marks the setting of the cornerstone for the first and only home of the Tennessee General Assembly. The Tennessee State Capitol Building in Nashville was laid out July 4, 1845, to great fanfare and…Read More >>

Traffic WEB FEAT
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 Interstate and Defense Highways, the…Read More >>

James Buchanan Eads PHOTO: Library of Congress
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 Lawrenceburg, IN,…Read More >>

Andrew Ellicott
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 States and the Spanish territory, the…Read More >>

Theodore Judah
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 his family moved to Troy, NY,…Read More >>

Hardy Cross
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 analysis in the mid-20th century. He is…Read More >>

The Mears Memorial Bridge in Alaska.
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 construction. Modjeski’s superlatives include many early reinforced…Read More >>

Gen. Oglethorpe
January 6, 2016

Last month marked the birth of Gen. James Oglethorpe (Dec. 22, 1696 – June 30, 1785), a British general, member of Parliament, philanthropist, and founder of the original colony of Georgia. Among Oglethorpe’s accomplishments was…Read More >>

The Mackinac Bridge was recognized as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 2009.
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 Lake Huron, connects…Read More >>

perisphere WEB FEAT
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, creating the…Read More >>