Tag: Civil Engineering Landmarks

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5 things you didn’t know about … the Ward House

Designated as a National Historic Civil and Concrete Engineering Landmark by ASCE and the American Concrete Institute in 1977, the Ward House in Rye Brook, New York, is a landmark that many people have never heard about.

Louisville Water completes its multiyear lead pipe replacement project

The Louisville Water Company achieved a notable goal in March 2020: removing its last known public lead service lines, a milestone reached by only a few other U.S. utilities.

Achieving ASCE Landmark Status for Very Different Reasons

The two most recent additions to ASCE’s National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks would seem to be polar opposites – one honoring a failure, the other an incredible success – yet the lessons each has taught the profession make them deserving landmarks. In December 1967, a bridge collapse so stunned the nation that it transformed the whole means of how bridges are inspected. The Silver Bridge...

Summer Fun: Society Members #VisitASCELandmarks

Many ASCE members are making civil engineering history and heritage part of their vacation plans this summer. In celebration of the Visit ASCE Landmarks campaign, Society members have been posting and tagging photos of their travels to various ASCE Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks. There are more than 200 to choose from. Members have repped ASCE from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon, with a lot of trips...

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...