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Take a look back at history's greatest construction feats. From historic buildings and bridges, to antique equipment, to uncovered artifacts, the industry as it once was still makes an impact on construction today.



Thomas Viaduct Railroad Bridge Recognized as National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) dedicated a marker recognizing the Thomas Viaduct in Elkridge, Md., as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The Thomas Viaduct is the first multiple-arch stone railroad viaduct built on a curving span in the United States....


Red Covered Bridge: Restoring Princeton, Ill., Antique

Princeton's Red Covered Bridge has endured horse-drawn wagons, automobiles, trucks and tourists as well as serving as a picturesque backdrop for countless proms and weddings during its 160 years of existence....


Voters in Richmond, Vt., to Weigh Spending $9.8M On Renovation of Key Building

Voters in the small town of Richmond, Vt., will decide if the community can borrow up to $9.8 million to fund renovations on its century old Town Center. The building is not in very good shape, Vermont Public Radio reported Feb....


Road in Historic Town Has Been Paved Once in Century

A quiet stretch of roadway running through Limestone County has served as an important corridor for a historic Texas town for nearly a century. And it's only been paved once. State Loop 442 in Tehuacana is one of the oldest state roads in Texas that still has its original pavement....


Work to Begin Soon On $19.2M Renovation of N.C.'s Iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Scaffolding is currently going up at the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the Outer Banks of North Carolina as construction begins on a $19.2 million restoration project that is expected to limit visitor access for more than a year....


Work Begins On Rebuilding Fort Mose, the Nation's First Black Town in St. Augustine, Fla.

Local officials in St. Augustine, Fla., broke ground Jan. 19 on the reconstruction of Fort Mose, the nearly 300-year-old Catholic settlement that began the history of Black towns in what would become the mainland United States....


Caterpillar Celebrates 130 Years of Earthmoving Innovation in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The year — 1893. Only 44 of today's 50 states formed the union, and Grover Cleveland was elected the country's 24th president. College basketball was in its infancy, holding its first official game, and the Bucyrus Steam Shovel and Dredge Company opened a new manufacturing facility in South Milwaukee, Wis., to improve and expand its production facilities....


Philadelphia Historic First Bank Building Gets $22.2M From Feds for Rehab Project

Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park (INHP) has received $22.2 million in federal funding to help rehabilitate the landmark First Bank of the United States building, one of the first federal buildings constructed by the U.S....


Lakeside Sand & Gravel Hosts Antique Equipment Show

Lakeside Sand & Gravel is kept busy supplying aggregates for both commercial and residential construction projects in northeast Ohio throughout the year. Located in Mantua, Ohio, the company was established by brothers Harry and Henry Kotkowski in 1954....


Bobcat Commemorates its History With Exhibit at National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum

Bobcat Company, a global compact equipment, innovation and worksite solutions brand, has its history on display in a new exhibit within the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum in Alexandria, Va. The opening of the museum exhibit follows the announcement from earlier this year that Cyril and Louis Keller, the brothers who invented the world's first compact loader (later named the Bobcat skid-steer loader), have been selected as 2023 inductees for the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF)....







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