One of the most recognizable landmarks in Fort Worth, Texas is One Montgomery Plaza. When it was built in 1928, the eight-floor, Mission-Revival style building served as a regional retail and mail order warehouse for Montgomery Ward. The building originally allowed for trains to come in between its two towers to be unloaded and was the largest building in Texas. It was quickly recognized as an architectural icon. Montgomery Ward’s...
The San Antonio Street Bridge on the Comal River in New Braunfels, Texas is a popular local destination. On any given weekend, hundreds of people tube down this scenic waterway, floating under the nearly 100-year-old bridge. Built in 1923, the aging historic bridge contained seven spans measuring 410 feet, but no longer met functional or structural standards. The lack of a shoulder for the 10-foot wide travel lanes and narrow, 4-foot...
During the construction of a new auto dealership in Pennsauken, NJ, the general contractor (GC) ran into a problem. They could locate no prints or as-builts for the building addition they were working on, and there were no known sanitary lines under the floor. They were contracted to install bathrooms, so the plan was to tunnel under the building’s footer to a known sanitary line outside of the building. The GC needed a scan of the...
As I write my last President’s Page, I want to highlight some
of the things that I believe CSDA has and will continue to
provide for its members. With respect to our employees,
CSDA provides industry specific training, utilizing best
practice standards with an ever watchful eye on safety. This helps
promote longevity and div
The Goethals Bridge opened 90 years ago on June 29, 1928 to accommodate increased interstate automobile traffic following World War I. It is one of three critical Staten Island bridges linking New York and New Jersey.