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Delaware Valley Engineering Hall of Fame

  • ENIAC, the first electronic digital computer (2005)
  • Discovery of Electricity, by Benjamin Franklin (2005)
  • Fairmount Waterworks, the country’s first advanced municipal water system and initial portion of Fairmount Park (2005)
  • Pennsylvania Railroad, at one time the “Standard Railroad of the World” and one of the largest (2005)
  • Removal of the “Chinese Wall”, elevated rail between 30th Street and Suburban Stations (2005)
  • RCA Victor, development of Victrola Recordings (2005)
  • Benjamin Franklin Bridge, permitting efficient travel across the Delaware River (2005)
  • Schuylkill Expressway, the first limited access roadway in the area, predating the Interstate Highway System (2005)
  • Center City [Phila] Commuter Tunnel, connecting Suburban Station and Reading Terminal (2005)
  • Philadelphia City Hall, the nation’s largest municipal building and the world’s largest and tallest masonry building (2005)
  • Samuel Baxter, leader in municipal engineering (2006)
  • PSFS Building, modern high-rise air conditioning (2006)
  • Dr. Leo Steg, PE, innovator in reentry systems and director of GE’s Space Sciences Laboratory (2007)
  • J. Edgar Thomson, first chief engineer of Pennsylvania Railroad and PRR President (2007)
  • Golden Age Engineers of GE Aerospace and Lockheed Martin, innovators in reentry vehicles, spacecraft and related products beginning in 1956 (2007)
  • C.R. “Chuck” Pennoni, PE, an exemplary civil engineer and businessman (2007)
  • Frank Piasecki, original pioneer of the United States helicopter industry (2008)
  • Ralph Modjeski, pioneer of American Bridge engineering (2009)
  • Constantine Papadakis, PhD, PE, innovator in higher education (2010)
  • Hilliard W. Paige, pioneer of aerospace development (2010)
  • Joseph Bordogna, international authority on science and engineering education and research (2011)
  • Roy F. Weston, PE, DEE, PhD (Hon), renowned environmental engineer (2011)
  • Carl A. Baumert, Jr., PE, renowned structural engineer  (2012)
  • Vukan R. Vuchic, PhD, internationally-recognized authority in transportation engineering (2014)
  • Frankford Avenue (The King’s Road) Bridge, oldest roadway bridge in continuous use in the United States (2016)
  • City Plan of Philadelphia, model for city planning and planned development for US cities (2016)
*Delaware Valley is defined as Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer and Salem counties in Southern New Jersey