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Brooklyn Bridge: Epic of the Age (Live Webinar)PE, RA, AIA HSW

Jeffrey Syken

In the post-Civil War era, science and technology were the new religion. Anything was possible including spanning the East River between the independent cities of Brooklyn and New York. The man chosen to undertake this heroic feat of engineering could be none other than John Augustus Roebling. A German immigrant to America, he was a brilliant linguist, artist, philosopher and engineer (a “Lesser Leonardo”). Where others had failed, John Roebling would succeed in perfecting the art and science of suspension bridge design with his intrinsic understanding of both the static and dynamic forces acting on a wire-cable suspension bridge.

This course will examine the background and events leading up to the design, construction and completion of the Brooklyn Bridge. It will examine the need for the bridge, main participants, politics, earlier New York City bridges and those designed/built previously by its principal designer (John A. Roebling). The main focus will be on the design engineering and construction aspects of the creation of what would be the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its completion in May, 1883.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Note to Webinar Attendees:

Our live webinars (web seminars) are considered as "Courses of Learning" (live courses) by the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying and as "Timed & Monitored Courses" by the Ohio State Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Unlike the traditional seminars held in a classroom setting, our webinars deliver live instruction to your home or office. You will be able to interact directly with our instructor during a webinar through audio channel or chat box. However, you must attend the webinar at a scheduled date and time. We will verify your attendance through our online webinar platform. The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz (all quiz questions will be reviewed during the webinar). Thank you for your cooperation.

Next Scheduled Webinar for PDH Course C555W
Date and Time† Location Registration Deadline
Sun., May 19, 2019, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM ET
The webinar starting time.
* A webinar reminder with instruction on how to access our webinar platform will be emailed to you approximately 12 hours before the event.
† Special training arrangement can be made for 4 or more participants as a self-organized group. Please contact us for available training dates.

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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.

AIA Members: You must take the courses listed under the category "AIA/CES Registered Courses" if you want us to report your Learning Units (LUs) to AIA/CES. If you take courses not registered with AIA/CES, you need to report the earned Learning Units (not qualified for HSW credits) using Self Report Form provided by AIA/CES.