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10SEP1852: Birth of American #CivilEngineer John F Wallace; #19thCentury RR engineer and 1st Chief Engineer of the #PanamaCanal 1904-1906 https://t.co/V9VzU2nmg2

09SEP1948: Thomas MacDonald, pioneer US #highway administrator, accepts Amer Assn of Motor Vehicle Administrators Meritorious Award. #AAMVA https://t.co/dihp2duQ2d

08SEP1790: Birth of Canvass White, American #CivilEngineer during construction of the #ErieCanal, patent for waterproof hydraulic #cement. https://t.co/M9nr5sYL3N

07SEP1948: Synthetic #RubberizedAsphalt road installed for one mile of Exchange Street in #Akron, OH; first such test in the US. #asphalt https://t.co/fEwkziRxGK

06SEP1952: A 3¢ #PostageStamp commemorating #ASCE 100th anniversary issued in #Chicago during the Centennial of #Engineering Convocation https://t.co/rutOXWV4cC

05SEP1980: Completion of 10.5-mi #GotthardRoadTunnel through #Gotthard Massif in #Switzerland. Longest road #tunnel at time of construction. https://t.co/tbhFqkEQCg

04SEP1964: #ForthRoadBridge in #Scotland opens, Europe's longest #SuspensionBridge when constructed. Adjacent to historic #ForthRailBridge https://t.co/FQgBnIzB8N

03SEP1934: Founding of #NationalSocietyofProfessionalEngineers, nontechnical organization for licensed #ProfessionalEngineers. #NSPE @NSPE https://t.co/B6GluJMqql

02SEP1881: First daylight shone through The 4,689-ft #EdwardsvilleTunnel, longest #tunnel in #Indiana. Still in use by #NorthernSuffolk RR. https://t.co/vhNobwsMVj

01SEP1897: #Tremont St Subway, North America's oldest, opens with est 200,000 to 250,000 first day passengers. #Boston #MBTA #BostonCommon https://t.co/Pht2AB1Afb

31AUG1852: Congress declares #WheelingSuspensionBridge a post road, saving it from demolition. #ASCE landmark; 1st bridge to span #OhioRiver https://t.co/zKzCYPb19P

30AUG1956: Original 23.86-mi span of #ASCE landmark #PontchartrainCauseway opens to traffic; world's longest continuous #bridge over water https://t.co/zxKjKT9CNM

29AUG1907: Collapse of #QuebecBridge due to design error, killing 75. With second failure in 1916, led to professional and ethical reform. https://t.co/GD75XGJZJB

27AUG1838: First Section of #EasternRailroad opens for traffic from #Boston to #SalemMA; eventually connecting Boston to #PortlandMaine https://t.co/GZYYFBjF3q

New Orleans

17AUG1807: #CivilEngineer #RobertFulton launches the Clermont up #HudsonRiver, ushering steam navigation as regular means of #transportation https://t.co/NoOXhuASZd

15AUG1914: Opening of the #PanamaCanal as #SSAncon made the first official transit from #AtlanticOcean to #PacificOcean, in less than 10 hrs https://t.co/a8FeQrW8q5

14AUG1957: Policy statement for numbering the #InterstateSystem and red & blue shield design for #InterstateHighway markers are adopted. https://t.co/xRXYA9cPIl

13AUG1959: #VerrazanoNarrowsBridge construction begins; longest #SuspensionBridge 1964-81. #RobertMoses last great #NYC #PublicWorks project https://t.co/yXUQeZm0De

12AUG1812: Setting of the first stone for mile long #PlymouthBreakwater protecting #PlymouthSound; engineered by #JohnRennie, father & son. https://t.co/9KVrKCkiDI

Pioneering Civil Engineer, Suffragist

Nora Stanton Blatch Barney has been posthumously elevated to ASCE Fellow status in recognition of her significant contributions to civil …

10AUG1874: Birth of #HerbertHoover, Mining #Engineer, #WWI humanitarian, and 31st President of the US; namesakes #HooverDam and Hoover Medal https://t.co/FbOFRVMenL

09AUG1757: Birth of #ThomasTelford, Scottish #CivilEngineer, architect & stonemason; prolific designer of early #19thCentury #infrastructure https://t.co/X98GeqSr0N

08AUG1937: #BonnevilleDam on #ColumbiaRiver begins producing power. Nation's largest water impoundment project of its type at #construction https://t.co/Jtdy0bzpBk

07AUG1844: Birth of #CivilEngineer Alfred Noble, #ASCE Past-President known for #SooLocks & #PanamaCanal work. Alfred Noble Prize est. 1929 https://t.co/26obTCZxaj

06AUG1996: Amendments to #SafeDrinkingWaterAct become law. Emphasizing sound science and risk-based standards, establish loan fund, & others https://t.co/q9jyynaH50

05AUG1914: World’s first electric #Traffic signal installed, intersection of Euclid Ave & E 105th St in #Cleveland Ohio. #TrafficEngineering https://t.co/hBASAwLIzU

04AUG1902: Opening of 1215' long #GreenwichFootTunnel in #EastLondon, replacing unreliable ferry service, 2nd #tunnel under the #RiverThames https://t.co/0Otrqc2Qau

03AUG1811: Birth of Elisha Otis, inventor of the automatic elevator safety brake, which made modern #Skyscrapers practical. #OtisElevator https://t.co/gRViTV9ywR