Updating History
A beloved 1921 Parker truss bridge in Healdsburg, California, underwent an extensive rehabilitation and seismic retrofit so that the community could continue to use the historic crossing....

Room To Grow
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London’s renowned decorative arts and design museum, has unveiled a new, expansive underground exhibition gallery topped by an elegant courtyard. The need to maximize the...

A Good Cause for a Causeway: How Geotechnology and Project Delivery Restored a Roadway Embankment Crossing a Historically Challenging Soft Ground Site
As part of a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) design-build project, a causeway was constructed in 2017 to replace an aging bridge in the southwest metropolitan area of Minneapolis. The causeway...

Replacing a Landmark
In replacing the historic Greenfield Bridge, which links the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Greenfield to Schenley Park, the bridge’s designers were challenged to re-create a landmark structure while minimizing...

Restoring Piece
The restoration of an 18th-century United Kingdom building in which cloth was made and traded involved extensive structural assessments and a sensitive approach to conservation. The goal was to preserve...

Restoring Steinbeck's Carmel River: The Removal of San Clemente Dam
If you've read John Steinbeck's 1945 classic "Cannery Row," then you're already familiar with the Carmel River, which he described as "…a lovely little river. It isn't very long, but in its course it has...

A Historical Review of the Geotechnical Offshore Site Investigation Practice

Women in Engineering
Pioneers and Trailblazers
Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers introduces the visionary women who opened the door for today's female engineers....

Preserving an Historic Structure at the World Trade Center Site

Rescue Mission
Designers in France applied modern engineering techniques in a way that made it possible to preserve the appearance of a beloved bridge....

Linking Past and Future
A superhighways spanning all of northern Greece - linking the port city of Igoumenitsa in the west to Turkey in the east - elevates an ancient trade route to modern design standards. Staggering...

Reconstructed With Precision
Rehabilitating a heavily traveled crossing while traffic continues to flow is a complicated endeavor. Add the attention to detail required to preserve the character of a historic 1920's...

ASCE History and Heritage Programs
Concerned that neither the general public nor civil engineers themselves were fully appreciative of the contributions of civil engineers to the development and standard of living of the...

A Dam for a Dam
The General Electric (GE) Dam in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was more than a century old when it began leaking excessively in December 1998. Operations staff for the dam owner—the Minneapolis-based...

Reconstructing a Grand Boulevard
Wacker Drive, the two-level riverfront roadway that has defined the boundary of Chicago's business and cultural district for more than 75 years, is undergoing a much-needed...

Closing in on Approval
A lack of qualification criteria and design standards has hindered some engineers from using fiber-reinforced polymers to restore concrete structures. But several organizations—among them,...

New Bern Bypass
To alleviate congestion and offer tourists easier access to their destinations, the North Carolina Department of Transportation decided to reroute U.S. Route 17 out of the historic town...

Estimating Bridge Scour in New York from Historical U.S. Geological Survey Stream Flow Measurements

Design Guidance-Instream and Bank Restoration Structures

Through Frozen Ground
The most difficult section of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Silver Line transit corridor project is approximately 112 m (400 ft) of tunnel below...

 

 

 

 

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