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Historic Resources Committee

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    Free and open to the public

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    Knowledge Community



Spanning New England

Behind every bridge is a story! While New England is not often considered an area famous for bridges, there are plenty of stunning spans in the region -- historic and modern bridges that contribute to our rural and urban landscapes. These iconic structures have had significant impact on local economic growth and development. From early wooden-covered and iron-truss bridges to recent steel box girder and cable-stayed systems, a wide variety of bridge types call New England home. Our April HRC meeting will feature a talk by architect and educator Robert J. Dermody that will cover different bridge types, material choices and locations, spanning a number of building eras. Bridges will be presented in the context of their origins, structural form, construction, and historical/social significance.

Robert J. Dermody AIA is an associate professor in the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. His background bridges the realms of architecture and engineering. Bob has a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Master of Architecture degree with a concentration in Structures from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He is a founding member of the Building Technology Educators’ Society, and is a licensed architect in Massachusetts.

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