Grand Central Terminal Dedicated, Two Others Named
As each civil engineering achievement builds on past successes, ASCE honors the greatest as National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks.
On February 1, 2013, midtown Manhattan, ASCE and New York City are celebrating the 100th anniversary of an American transportation icon – Grand Central Terminal.
Joined by Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials, plus leaders and members of ASCE’s Metropolitan Section, 2013 President Greg DiLoreto, P.E., P.L.S., D.WRE, F.ASCE, will unveil an official plaque designating the terminal as an ASCE landmark.
ASCE’s Board of Direction approved the designation last year. This month, the Board formally approved the selections of two new Society landmarks:
• The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, Louisiana, at nearly 24 miles, the world’s longest continuous bridge over water, and the first with 54-inch hollow cylindrical prestressed concrete piles.
• The Waterford Bridges, both the current and former spans across the Hudson River at Troy, N.Y. The original bridge was the first to cross the Hudson in 1804, until destroyed by fire and replaced by the existing bridge in 1909.
Dedication ceremony dates for each landmark are to be decided.