Engineering Pittsburgh

Engineering Pittsburgh

A History of Roads, Rails, Canals, Bridges and More

ASCE Pittsburgh Section 100th Anniversary Publication Committee


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Western Pennsylvania's infrastructure is renowned for traversing valleys, mountains, rivers and everything in between. Early surveying in the region delineated state and local boundaries that allowed for the mapping of canals, railroads and roadways. Engineers developed bridges, ground transportation systems and airports that linked Pittsburgh to the world. Frequently overflowing rivers transformed into reliable navigation passageways. Drinking water and wastewater treatment systems allowed development and population to flourish, leading to investments in iconic buildings. Join expert civil engineers and professionals as they narrate the story of Pittsburgh and the surrounding region's engineering triumphs.


ASCE Pittsburgh Section 100th Anniversary Publication Committee:
Sixteen civil engineers and professionals collaborated on this publication celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the American Society of Civil Engineers Pittsburgh Section.