MINNESOTA SECTION NEWS:
Who is ready for spring? I know I am. This winter has been a busy one for the Minnesota Section. The section continues to provide many professional development opportunities for its members. An example of this was our December meeting. The presentation was about the Rethinking I-94. Please check out www.ascemn.org for upcoming events. We are always looking for presentation ideas and better yet people willing to present. You can contact us at email@example.com if you have thoughts on either.
Please watch our newsletter for additional information as it becomes available while we prepare for Civil Engineering Day 2019.
By Bob Filipczak
Completing a bridge creates a sense of satisfaction on a lot of levels, but it’s rare when a bridge structure is actually designed to heal a community. Sure, bridges connect people and can create opportunities for connections that might not otherwise have happened. But those are usually side effects of the primary purpose of bridge: to connect roads and facilitate traffic flow.
We are about to find out.
Committee chair, Melanie Fiegen, moved to South Dakota at the end of the year. If anyone is interested in chairing this committee, please contact Lisa Breu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The committee’s mission is to understand and communicate to the section our civil engineering heritage and history. Past activities have been articles for the newsletter, preparation of ASCE Historic Landmark designation applications, and calendars highlighting Minnesota Historic Projects.