History & heritage
Civil engineers shape history
Get to know the people, their projects, and ASCE's efforts to ensure they will be remembered.
The George Washington Bridge represented a departure in suspension bridge design. Chief Engineer O.H. Ammann developed a system of stiffening trusses that offered greater flexibility and saved the project nearly $10 million.
Considered one of the world's most scenic mountain drives, the two-lane Going-to-the-Sun Road through Glacier National Park was the first major road to be constructed directly over high mountain terrain.
Built as a suspended aqueduct for barges to cross above the Delaware River, it is the earliest surviving work of John A. Roebling, who designed the Brooklyn Bridge 30 years later.
Notable civil engineers
These historic civil engineers used their creativity and ingenuity to lead the way to innovative civil engineering design, serving as an inspiration for today’s practitioners. The legacy of their accomplishments remains a lasting tribute to their passion for the civil engineering profession.
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