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Monthly Archives: March 2016

2016 Outstanding Service Award: Richard S. Prentice

The Delaware Valley Engineers Week Committee of the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia is proud to recognize Richard Prentice for his Outstanding Service to Engineering. Richard began his engineering career with the Pennsylvania Department of Highways (now PennDOT) in 1968 as a Bridge Engineer. During his 36 years in public service at PennDOT, he advanced from […]

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2016 Delaware Valley Hall of Fame Inductee: City Plan of Philadelphia

The City Plan of Philadelphia, conceived by Englishman William Penn and surveyed by Thomas Holme in the late 17th century, is one of the most defining characteristics of center city Philadelphia, and was a model for city planning throughout developing colonial North America and the newly created United States. Consisting of a regular grid of […]

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2016 Delaware Valley Hall of Fame Inductee: Frankford Avenue (The King’s Road) Bridge

In 1697, the residents of Lower Dublin Township in the Colony of Pennsylvania designed and constructed a three-span stone arch bridge with an 18-foot wide roadway to carry The King’s Road across Pennypack Creek. This provided a critical connection for colonial communities to the north, including Trenton and New York. Stagecoach service across the bridge […]

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