The 7,300 bridges in Washington state are full of stories. Some are stories of history and culture, necessity and politics, or the challenges and marvels of civil engineering. Learning these stories connects communities more closely to their built environment and honors the design, engineering, and legacy of these significant spans.
For the 10th Annual Fall Forum, the Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington is honored to host Maureen Elenga, historian, and John Stanton, PhD., a professor of civil engineering at the University of Washington, to present an educational evening showcasing bridges in Washington. Ms. Elenga will share the cultural, quirky, and even surprising histories of several local bridges, while Dr. Stanton will reveal engineering mysteries to bring them to life for the technical observer. The event will be of interest to designers, engineers, students—and anyone who travels over bridges.
Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington was established in 2010 with a mission to advance the profession of structural engineering through scholarships, education, research, and outreach. Click here to find out more.
Presented by Structural Engineers Foundation of WA.