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Newsletter on the History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering

 Volume 7 November/December 2013 Issue No.6

 FEATURED ARTICLES

Almanac: Mapping Out A Profession and a City

 Founding of ASCE images

November marks the founding of the American Society of Civil Engineers; December marks the birth of Gen. Oglethorpe, founder of Savannah, Ga.

We set the Panama Canal Location: Who Are We?

Image of Second Isthmian Canal Commission  

The commission was the Second Isthmian Canal Commission appointed by President McKinley in 1899 to select the route along which the United States would build a canal across the Isthmus.

Geddes: An Engineer and Town Worth Their Salt

 Image of James Geddes

Continuing the series on cities named for civil engineers, this issue’s town is Geddes, New York a western suburb of Syracuse, New York, located along the west side of Onondaga Lake.

Wire Cable Suspension Bridge had French Accent

 Image of Schuylkill River Suspension Bridge

This famous Schuylkill River Suspension Bridge was built by Charles Ellet, Jr. in Philadelphia in 1842.

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The History & Heritage Committee produces a newsletter on civil engineering's history and heritage.