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The Philadelphia Municipal Water Supply was the first of its kind

Steam engines and wooden pipes helped Philadelphia pioneer large-scale municipal water delivery.

Perseverance pays off: The Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

The design and positioning of the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable — the internet of its day — was a daring, costly endeavor.

Civil Engineering is 90!

On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, Civil Engineering magazine presents letters from ASCE presidents and covers from each decade.

Getting the height right: The North American Vertical Datum of 1988

The success of the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 has set the stage for its replacement.

Harbinger of the future: The Suez Canal (Part 2)

Egypt regains control of the Suez Canal in the final installment of a two-part series.