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Building the Eads Bridge

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9/13/2018 at 3:30PM

End:

9/13/2018 at 3:30PM

Location:

141 DeBartolo Hall

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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

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In 1873 the University of Notre Dame responded to the burgeoning need for surveyors and designers of railroads, bridges, and roads by adding a program in civil engineering to the curriculum. In fact, Notre Dame was the first Catholic university in the country to offer formal courses in ...
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The Eads Bridge is a steel combined road and railway bridge over the Mississippi River connecting the cities of St. LouisMissouri and East St. Louis, Illinois. It was envisioned and financed by a young Andrew Carnegie. Opened in 1874, it was one of the earliest long bridges built across the Mississippi, the world's first all-steel construction,[5] and built high enough so steamboats could travel underneath. 

Seminar Speaker:

Raymond "Paul" Giroux Dist.M.ASCE

Raymond "Paul" Giroux Dist.M.ASCE

Senior Estimating Manager, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., civil engineering historian

Raymond “Paul” Giroux, Dist.M.ASCE, is a civil engineering historian and communicator to the public. He is recognized for significant leadership roles in anniversary celebrations of four major civil engineering accomplishments that enjoy icon status, including the Brooklyn Bridge’s 125th anniversary. He has contributed to the Big Dig in Boston, the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, and most recently the new Bay Bridge East Span between San Francisco and Oakland, Calif. He is currently senior estimating manager at Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. in Portland, Ore.