Fritz Engineering Laboratory

by T.R. Witcher, Contributing Editor; ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2016, Vol. 86, Issue 3, Pg. 40-43

Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: The 1907 collapse of a bridge in Québec led to the creation of the Fritz Engineering Laboratory at Lehigh University, perhaps the most significant testing facility in American history. The Fritz has tested structural components for such landmarks as the original World Trade Center, the Panama Canal, and the first (1940) bridge over the part of Puget Sound referred to as the Tacoma Narrows.

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