Topic: History and Preservation

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Civil Engineering Almanac – Sylvanus Thayer, ‘Father of West Point,’ is born

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the birth of Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General Sylvanus Thayer.

Civil Engineering Almanac – Original Tay Bridge opens

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the opening of the first railroad bridge over the Firth of Tay between Dundee and Wormit, Scotland.

5 things you didn’t know about the St. Francis Dam failure

The St. Francis Dam failure ranks as the worst U.S. man-made disaster of the 20th century.

Then and Now: Baltimore’s Penn Station to be restored, expanded

The work, which will create a hub for commuters and nearby neighborhoods, will renovate the historic 1911 structure and add a new concourse and two new towers.

Civil Engineering Almanac – Panama Canal Culebra Cut milestone

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the Panama Canal's milestone moment: the Culebra Cut.

Then and Now: Denver rebuilds historical downtown pedestrian hub

Denver’s historical 16th Street pedestrian mall is thought of as the downtown’s backbone and a transit hub for the Rocky Mountain West. It is about to be rebuilt.

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.