Volume 7 November/December 2013 Issue No.6
November marks the founding of the American Society of Civil Engineers; December marks the birth of Gen. Oglethorpe, founder of Savannah, Ga.
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.
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.
This famous Schuylkill River Suspension Bridge was built by Charles Ellet, Jr. in Philadelphia in 1842.
The History & Heritage Committee produces a newsletter on civil engineering's history and heritage.