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Jaclyn Phillips ’10—Tripping the towers
Fall 2014

Engineer Jaclyn Phillips ’10 volunteers to build a bridge in Nicaragua.

Categories: Alumni, Engineering
Tags: Bridges, Nicaragua, Philanthropy

Hans Breivik ’88—About a bridge
Fall 2010
Tacoma certainly has had its share of broken bridges. But lately Hans Breivik ’88 has been coordinating the repair of one of them.The double-bascule bridge across the Hylebos Waterway at the Port of Tacoma was built in 1938 and has been frozen ...
Categories: Engineering, Alumni
Tags: Civil engineering, Bridges

A Once-In-A-Career Project
Spring 2005
Any engineering student can recount how wind-induced vibrations and poor aerodynamics caused "Galloping Gertie," the first Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge, to swing wildly and collapse into the channel during a storm November 7, 1940.More than 60...
Categories: Engineering
Tags: Bridges

Solid footing
Spring 2003
Ah, for the safety and comfort of computer modeling in a cozy office.Instead, Thanos Papanicolaou, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington State University, found himself in a small boat in the ch...
Categories: Engineering
Tags: Tacoma, Bridges, Civil engineering