Go with the Flow
Dec22

Go with the Flow

The city of Houston, Texas is growing at a rapid pace, adding about 95,000 new residents each year and is the fifth largest metropolitan area in the U.S. To keep up with this population boom, the city realized a need to double its current water output. A redesign project of the East Houston Water Treatment Facility was needed to update the water treatment plant and piping to increase water flow and meet the growing population demand....

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CSDA Contractor Rescues the Montgomery Locks and Dam
Dec22

CSDA Contractor Rescues the Montgomery Locks and Dam

Montgomery Locks and Dam is located on the Ohio River five miles downriver from Beaver, Pennsylvania and three miles upriver from the first large-scale nuclear power plant in the U.S. at Shippingport, Pennsylvania. Construction began in 1932 and the dam opened in June 1936 to permit increased control over the water level in the navigation pool upriver of the dam. Montgomery replaced the old-style wooden wicket dams built by the...

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Cutting for a Higher Power
Dec22

Cutting for a Higher Power

On August 25, 2016, lightning struck in the wrong place. The 197-foot tall bell tower of St. Mary Church in Columbus, Ohio was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm, causing significant vibration through the wooden trusses supporting the roof and ceiling and disabling the church’s electronics, elevators and pipe organ. The vibration from the strike caused one of the trusses to slip down about four inches and as a result, the brick...

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90-Year-Old Link Between New York and New Jersey Broken
Dec22

90-Year-Old Link Between New York and New Jersey Broken

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. It was named in memory of Major General George Goethals who was the construction manager of the Panama Canal and the first consulting engineer for the Port Authority of NY & NJ. After its long history of service...

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