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SR 520 Bridge Construction with Paul Giroux

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Just east of the University of Washington campus, construction crews are busy building a new floating bridge to replace the existing bridge.  Veteran builder and award winning civil engineering historian Raymond “Paul” Giroux will bring the construction of this mega-project to life with his unique animated visuals and unparalleled professional insight.

Giroux_PaulPaul received his BS in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University in 1979. Since then, Paul has been with Kiewit Corporation for the past 35 years working on a wide variety of heavy civil engineering mega projects throughout the United States including Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, several projects on the Big Dig in Boston including the new Zakim / Bunker Hill Bridge, and most recently, the new San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge East Span. Paul is the recipient of the 2013 ASCE History and Heritage Award and has chaired the Brooklyn Bridge 125th Anniversary and Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary celebrations. He has also spoken at the Panama Canal 100th Anniversary and Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary celebrations.