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ASCE Dedicates Bridge Pair, Granddaddy of all Cranes

The awarding of a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark plaque to the Waterford Bridges took place on September 8 in the Waterford Town Park overlooking the Hudson River and the bridge. Past President Andy Herrmann made the presentation to the Mayor of Waterford, The Town Supervisor of Waterford, and the Mayor of Troy, New York and Richard Marchione from the NYSDOT. A large crowd was in attendance including 70 students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with Dr. Chris Letchford, chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. The day was bright and sunny and a good time was had by all.


 Andy Herrmann, Frank Griggs, local Elected Officials, and
Richard Marchione, DOT


 Frank Griggs, Jenny Lippman, Andy Herrmann


 Waterford Plaque  


 RPI Students
 RPI Students in attendance


 Waterford dedication cake
 Dedication Cake


 Water Ford Bridges Dedication Program
 Waterford Bridges dedication program

The Titan Crane at Clydebank, Scotland near Glasgow was awarded an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Plaque by ASCE in association with ASME, ICE, IME on August 20. Andy Herrmann, Past President of ASCE and Jerry Rodgers, past Chair of the History and Heritage Committee were in attendance. Awarding the landmark designation Herrmann said: “The Titan Crane is a beacon among cranes as it influenced the development of many similar cranes across the globe. ASCE is honored to join for the first time with three other engineering societies to designate the Titan as an international historic engineering landmark.”

Andy Herrmann, Jerry Rogers


Titan Crane
Titan Crane, Clydebank