MINNESOTA SECTION NEWS:
Greetings to my fellow ASCE Minnesota members! It is the start of a new year for ASCE Minnesota, and ASCE has been in the news already. If you missed the news, ASCEMinnesota released its first Infrastructure report card for the state of Minnesota. I would like to thank the volunteers on the Report Card Committee for their hard work over the last 18 months. Without them we would not be able to publish Minnesota’s first ever Infrastructure Report Card. The report card can be found at www.infrastructurereportcard.org/Minnesota.
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.