On Monday, November 19, the Georgia Tech chapter of ASCE will host a talk by renowned civil engineer Paul Giroux who will speak about the 75th anniversary of San Francisco's storied Golden Gate Bridge. RSVP now to reserve your seat.
The talk will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. in Klaus 1443.
The early twentieth century was the golden age of long-span suspension bridges, yet the spanning of the Golden Gate Strait was thought to be impossible by many. Working in the shadow of the Great Depression, the builders of the bridge had to overcome daunting political, financial, and technical challenges to construct the longest bridge in the world in one of the harshest marine environments in the world. Eager to meet these challenges, extraordinary engineers and construction workers would converge on San Francisco in the early days of 1933 to span the Gate.
Giroux is currently serving as ASCE Chairman for the Golden Gate Bridge 75thAnniversary. In 2008 he was the ASCE chairman and featured speaker for Brooklyn Bridge 125th Celebration in New York and in 2010 he presented the closing speech at the Hoover Dam 75thAnniversary Symposium in Las Vegas. Paul is the author of several bridge design and civil engineering history papers and has guest lectured at more than 30 engineering schools throughout the United States.