Weingardt receives 2006 Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award

RESTON, Va.—Richard G. Weingardt, P.E., was presented the 2006 Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers at the John Roebling 200th Anniversary Symposium held in the Marriott Hotel at the Brooklyn Bridge last month. Weingardt was cited for his years of achievement and leadership within engineering and in society. He is the 39th recipient of this award, funded by Trent R. and Phoebe L. Dames and first awarded in 1966.

Weingardt’s citation reads, "As a ‘Renaissance man,’ you have set an example for all civil engineers to follow. Of particular note within your notable lifelong body of work are your outstanding civil engineering history and heritage research, documentation, articles, and publications, such as your recent book, Engineering Legends."

American civil engineers have been an integral part of the nation’s progress and development, from the 1700s to present times. In Engineering Legends, Weingardt identifies many of these leaders. Their projects range from the Erie Canal and Transcontinental Railroad to the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as today’s tallest skyscrapers and space-age-looking sports arenas.