Register by Monday, October 18. Click HERE to register.

A tribute to an abolitionist leader will see its resurrection in the New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Project in Washington, D.C. The old bridge was years past its useful life, and construction of the new bridge deck was celebrated on September 7th at a ribbon cutting with Mayor Muriel Bowser and members of the Douglass Family.  The new bridge is more than just a span; it’s an essential component in a revitalization plan as pedestrian overlooks, piers, and arches are part of the project.

The work called for replacing the 71-year-old bridge and reconstruction of the Suitland Parkway/I-295 interchange. Due to its age, condition, and functional limitations, the span itself has been classified functionally obsolete. Improvements include making the structure safer for cars and pedestrians, enhancing options for multimodal transportation, increasing access for the community, and supporting economic development on both sides of the river.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM.
WHERE: Online webinar.
FEE: Registration (members, non-members, life members, students): $5.
One (1.0) Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be awarded for attendance.
(Link will be provided to registered attendees via confirmation email)

About the Speakers

Dennis Howland, Program Manager, DDOT is a Civil Engineer with more than 25 years of professional experience. His career began as a design engineer and has progressively evolved, gaining valuable experience in project management, program management, construction management, and dispute resolution.
Jon Whitney, Senior Project Manager, HNTB is a Vice President and professional engineer at HNTB with over 30 years of industry experience in transportation engineering. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University. He is currently working as HNTB project manager for the South Capitol Street Corridor Phase 1 design build project leading a team of over 25 professionals supporting DDOT in delivering this iconic project.

What is ASCE-NCS?

Welcome to the website of the National Capital Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a professional society for civil engineers.  ASCE was founded in 1852, represents 130,000 members of the civil engineering professional worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society.

The National Capital Section was founded in 1916 and currently has more than 3,100 members.  The section is located in Region 2 (link to region 2: The National Capital Section serves the District of Columbia; the counties of Montgomery and Prince Georges in Maryland, except College Park in Prince Georges County; the counties of Fairfax and Arlington, and City of Alexandria in Virginia. The National Capital Section's mission includes:

  • To advance the professional knowledge and improve the practice of civil engineering for our members and those we serve.
  • To advocate for our profession with those whose actions affect us, and to educate those whose actions and responsibilities could benefit from a better understanding of the contributions of civil engineers.
  • To improve our community through effective community outreach programs, local involvement and educational efforts.

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