Topic: History and Preservation

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5 things you didn’t know about the Huey P. Long Bridge

The Huey P. Long Bridge was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by ASCE in 2012.

Turtle-inspired dome tops former Tammany Hall

The interior of New York City’s former Tammany Hall was replaced with a modern concrete structure topped by dome that honors the Lenape.

The Augusta Canal helped power a Georgia city’s burgeoning textile industry

The Augusta Canal in Georgia created the largest industrial complex in the 19th-century South.

Civil Engineering Almanac – Groundbreaking for the Thousand Islands Bridge

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Thousand Islands International Bridge.

Civil Engineering Almanac – Seattle World’s Fair opens

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the day when Seattle's World Fair opened.

Civil Engineering Almanac – Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel opens

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the day when the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel opened.

Civil Engineering Almanac – Lewis B. Combs, co-founder of the Seabees, is born

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the week when Lewis B. Combs, co-founder of the Seabees, was born.

5 things you didn’t know about the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by ASCE in 2011, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Tacoma, Washington, is the rare landmark that is considered a failure.

Civil Engineering Almanac – Erie Canal gets a legislative boost

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the week when the Erie Canal began.

Civil Engineering Almanac – Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge opens

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the week when the final link in the Baltimore Beltway is completed with the opening of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.