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Bayonne Bridge Honored as 2020 OCEA Winner

ASCE honored the Bayonne Bridge: Replacement of Main Span Roadway and Approach Structures with the 2020 Outstanding Civil Engineering achievement award, as announced Friday evening, March 13, at the Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Gala in Washington, D.C. The OCEA award, established in 1960, recognizes the project that best illustrates superior civil engineering skills and represents a significant contribution to civil engineering progress and society. The...

Queensferry Crossing Named as OCEA Honor Award Recipient

Queensferry Crossing, in Scotland, United Kingdom, has been honored by ASCE as a 2020 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Honor Award recipient. All 10 Honor Award projects will be showcased at ASCE’s 2020 OPAL Gala, March 13, in Washington, D.C., with two runners-up and the OCEA winner announced at the event. The 1.6-mile-long cable-stayed bridge is the centerpiece of the Forth Replacement Crossing Project, Scotland’s largest infrastructure...

The Big Lift Named OCEA Honor Award Recipient

Why replace a whole bridge when you can rehabilitate and recycle it instead? The Big Lift: Macdonald Bridge Superstructure Replacement, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, has been honored by ASCE as a 2020 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Honor Award recipient. All 10 Honor Award projects will be showcased at ASCE’s 2020 OPAL Gala, March 13, in Washington, D.C., with two runners-up and the OCEA winner announced...

Bayonne Bridge Named OCEA Honor Award Recipient

Bayonne Bridge: Replacement of Main Span Roadway and Approach Structures has been honored by ASCE as a 2020 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Honor Award recipient. All 10 Honor Award projects will be showcased at ASCE’s 2020 OPAL Gala, March 13, in Washington, D.C., with two runners-up and the OCEA winner announced at the event. The bridge connects Bayonne, New Jersey, with Staten Island, in New York...

Marc Basnight Bridge Named OCEA Honor Award Recipient

The old Bonner Bridge had seen better days. The new Basnight Bridge hasn’t – for those days are now. And at $252 million, the 2.8-mile-long crossing should still be around 100 years from now. What was merely an addition to North Carolina’s wishlist in 1989 now spans the Atlantic Coast’s most dangerous channel, Oregon Inlet, and connects Hatteras Island to the beautiful Outer Banks. The Marc...

IIT Dean and Researcher Named Fellow

Baidurya Bhattacharya, Ph.D., F.ASCE, dean of International Relations at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction. Bhattacharya’s academic career was launched after he spent some time as an engineer at the American Bureau of Shipping, in Houston. He served on the Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty at the University of Delaware (UD) before returning...

Swinging Hammers, Building Bridges, Helping People

Don Nguyen, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, is a bridge engineer for COWI in Seattle and the president of ASCE’s Seattle Younger Member Forum. One of ASCE’s most active, dynamic younger members, Nguyen was honored as a 2017 New Face of Civil Engineering. And his volunteer activities aren’t limited to the Pacific Northwest. Last summer, he joined a Bridges to Prosperity project in Panama. In...

85 Years Strong, George Washington Bridge Still Adds Grace to NYC Skyline

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 title of longest main span in the world. Spanning the river to link New York City and New Jersey had challenged planners and engineers for decades. In 1888, Gustav Lindenthal proposed a suspension...

Trailblazer of Concrete Techniques Joins 2016 Class of Distinguished Members

Kenneth C. Hover, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, world-renowned for his advances in concrete technology and construction, is among the recently elected Class of 2016 ASCE Distinguished Members. A professor at Cornell University, Hover came to academia in mid-career, having been a military engineer, project manager for a general contractor, and partner and manager of a structural design firm. Cornell honored him with its highest teaching award,...

Distinguished Member Embraces Civil Engineering’s Past, Keeps It Alive

The life of a road warrior is never easy. Business travelers spend many hours in airports, airplanes, and hotels when their careers require travel. Often travel turns into adventure, with delays, cancellations, and other unforeseen challenges which cause down time. Many people are looking for ways to use that down time more productively and with purpose. Paul Giroux, Dist.M.ASCE, is one of the talented few to manage...