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Newsletter on the History and Heritage of American Civil Engineering

Volume 7 September/October 2013 Issue No. 5


Almanac: Imposing Bridge Worthy of First President

Old and new George Washington Bridge

September marks the anniversary of the groundbreaking of the George Washington Bridge and October marks the anniversary of its dedication and opening.

An Early Builder/Promoter of Railroads: Who Am I?

Image of Edwin Ferry Johnson

A railroad engineer since the 1830s, I learned by doing and spread my knowledge through my many publications. Read more to find the answer.

His Fort Ended Up the “Queen of Cow Towns”

Image of Brig. Gen. Grenville Dodge

Dodge City, Kansas, named for Grenville Dodge, the engineer who built the original fort that became this important western town.

A Record-Setting RR Bridge: My Builder was My Killer

Image of Green River Bridge

The bridge was the well known Green River Bridge designed by Albert Fink for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad near Mammoth, Kentucky in 1859.

History and Heritage Newsletters

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