South Grand Island Bridge, Grand Island, New York. The two truss arch bridges that make up the South Grand Island Bridge are remarkably similar, but they were built almost three decades apart. The northbound structure, which opened in 1963, was designed to mirror its counterpart, built in 1935, in nearly every detail. The structures span the Niagara River between Tonawanda and Grand Island, New York.
Jennifer M. Aponte Rivera, A.M.ASCE, grew up in Puerto Rico and graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez in 2016. She now lives in northern Virginia and works as a civil engineer for the Federal Highway Administration's Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division Road Inventory Program.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria's devastating landfall on Puerto Rico, she offered the following report about her home and what her family is dealing with.
The list of teachers is evergrowing - Ike, Sandy, Irene, Harvey, Irma, Maria. And with the ASCE 2017 Convention in New Orleans next month, the setting is ideal to consider lessons learned from one teacher in particular: Katrina.
"Ninety percent of EMI participants are from academia, so for them, the opportunity to make connections with the broader community is important. And of course it's a good venue for getting an update on the most recent advances in technologies."
American Society of Civil Engineers
Christopher A. (Shoots) Veis, P.E.
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