Topic: History and Preservation

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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.

How are ancient Egyptian and modern American road construction linked?

Maxwell Lay, Ph.D., P.E, M.ASCE, lead author of Paving Our Ways (2020) talks about how pavements have evolved throughout history and what their evolution in the future might look like.

Civil Engineering Almanac – Theodore Roosevelt Dam dedicated

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the dedication of the Theodore Roosevelt Dam.

Civil Engineering Almanac – Construction begins on the Alaska Highway

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the start of construction on the Alaska Highway.

Civil Engineering Almanac – The name ‘American Society of Civil Engineers’ officially introduced

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the introduction of the name "American Society of Civil Engineers."