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2008 Junior Class Field Trip

New York City Infrastructure Basics, Clean Water, Transportation
November 6 – November 9, 2008

Sponsors:  Murphy Travel Fund; University of Notre Dame Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences


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Hosts: Skanska Koch, Inc., Kiewit Eastern District, NYCDOT, Columbia University, AECOM

Organizers: Diane Westerink, Dennis Murphy, Robert Koch, Bill Matre, Joannes Westerink, Alexandros Taflinidis

Purpose of this trip: To expose students to some of the biggest and most innovative infrastructure design and construction efforts going on in the United States; to see first hand that the need to rebuild our often failing infrastructure is huge; to see first hand the complexity of these structural, transportation, water resources, and environmental projects that keep our nation productive, efficient and healthy; and to interact one on one with project and design engineers. These trips help students see the wide range of opportunities for them to be innovative leaders and also help them connect the classroom to the real world.

Trip Photos

From the Empire State Building

Triborough Bridge, 11/7/08, photos courtesy of Skanska Koch

Croton Water Filtration Plant and Willis Ave Bridge 11/7/08

Meadowlands Stadium, 11/8/08

Columbia University, 11/8/08

Brooklyn Bridge, 11/8/08

AECOM, 2nd Ave. Subway, 11/8/08

Katz's Delicatessen, 11/8/08

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