Event Location: Virtual
Event Date/Time: April 21, 2021 12:00 PM CST
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Event Description: Building Brooklyn
Throughout history advancements in structural design and material science have allowed civil engineers to continually innovate and improve the performance of bridges. Yet, there are many lessons to be learned from past generations of designers and builders that are still relevant today.
May 24th, 2008 marked the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge. Paul Giroux served as Chairman for the ASCE and was the featured speaker for the three day event in New York City. Giroux’s in-depth research and perspective as a modern builder are woven together in his presentation, “Building the Brooklyn Bridge” which bring the challenges of the bridge’s construction to life.
Giroux also highlights many of the lessons of the master builders, John, Washington, and Emily Roebling and the relevance of these lessons in modern bridge design and construction.
In 1958 at the 75th Anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge, prominent bridge designer David Steinman said, “Today there are bigger bridges - but they never could have been built had not Brooklyn Bridge shown the way. And its story is still the greatest bridge-building story of all.” Come and you will learn why this is still true.
The Brooklyn Historical Society called the presentation, “absolutely magnificent”