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Newark Airport
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Air and Space TransportationEra: 1920sDateCreated: 19283 Brewster RdnewarkState: NJCountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/newark-airport/

In May 1927, the same month of Charles A. Lindbergh's famous transatlantic flight from New York to Paris, a fact-finding commission appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce concluded that Newark would be the ideal location for an airfield to serve the greater New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.

Civic leaders wasted no time; construction began on the Newark Airport in January 1928. Nine months and $1,750,000 later, 68 acres of soggy marshland had been filled and converted to an airport.

Image Caption: "(D)etails of traffic control have been so completely worked out as to eliminate any possible conflict between scheduled air line operations and racing activities..." 
 - Major John Berry, An Air Terminal Extraordinary, 1930
Newark Airport
Society: ASCEMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AviationEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1928 Liberty International Airport (EWR)NewarkState: NJZip: 07114Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Newark-Airport/Creator: Many

In May 1927, the same month of Charles A. Lindbergh's famous transatlantic flight from New York to Paris, a fact-finding commission appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce concluded that Newark would be the ideal location for an airfield to serve the greater New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.

Civic leaders wasted no time; construction began on the Newark Airport in January 1928. Nine months and $1,750,000 later, 68 acres of soggy marshland had been filled and converted to an airport.

YearAdded:
1978
Image Credit: Courtesy sections.asce.orgImage Caption: Newark AirportEra_date_from: 1928
Moffat Tunnel
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Tunnels, Water Supply & ControlEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1928Thru the Continental DivideNederlandState: COZip: 80466Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Moffat-Tunnel/Creator: Moffat, David , Moffat Tunnel Improvement District

Known as "the highest and lowest holing in history," the tunnel bored through the Rockies at an elevation of 9,200 feet, 2,800 feet below the surface. Eight hundred men worked around the clock for 3 1/2 years, moving 3 billion pounds of rock. 

YearAdded:
1979
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Bradley Gordon (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: Moffat TunnelEra_date_from: 1928
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Research and DevelopmentEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1928WaukeshaState: WICountry: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/research-and-development/-50-cooperative-fuel-research-engine-%281928%29Creator: Waukesha Motor Company

The Cooperative Fuel Research (CFR) engine is used extensively throughout the world for testing, research, and instruction in the performance of fuels and lubricants for the internal combustion engine. Principal design work on this prototype engine was accomplished by engineers of Waukesha Motor Company, now a division of Dresser Industries, who served on a Cooperative Fuel Research Committee with representatives of the American Petroleum Institute, Society of Automotive Engineers, Automobile Manufacturers Association, and the National Bureau of Standards.

YearAdded:
1980
Image Credit: Courtesy Colorado State UniversityImage Caption: Cooperative Fuel Research EngineEra_date_from: 1928
Bailey Island Bridge
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Bridges, TransportationEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 19281958 Harpswell Islands RdHarpswellState: MEZip: 04003Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/Bailey-Island-Bridge/Creator: Edwards, Llewelyn

Hardy fishermen and their families have long inhabited Bailey Island, which was settled in the 1720s. Ordinarily, they did not mind crossing to the mainland in their fishing boats. But before the Bailey Island Bridge was built, during certain seasons of the year when violent storms battered the coast, it was impossible to leave the island.

YearAdded:
1983
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Swruler9284 (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: A panoramic view of the length of the Bailey Island BridgeEra_date_from: 1928
Fairbanks Exploration Company Gold Dredge No. 8
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Minerals Extraction & RefiningEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 19281755 Old Steese Hwy NFairbanksState: AKZip: 99712Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/minerals-extraction-and-refining/-113-fairbanks-exploration-company-gold-dredge-no-Creator: U.S. Smelting, Refining, and Mining Company (USSR&M)

This floating dredge is one of the last mammoth gold dredges in the Fairbanks Mining District that traveled an ancient stream bed, thawing the ground ahead of it and scooping up the gravel. During 32 years of operation, a fortune in gold washed through its sluices. Ladder dredges came to Alaska in the early 1920s, after the U.S. Smelting, Refining, and Mining Company (USSR&M) brought water to the area via the 90-mile Davidson Ditch. Using the water to warm the ground, the ground was thawed at an average 9 inches a day.

YearAdded:
1986
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Roger Wollstadt (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: Fairbanks Exploration Company Gold Dredge No.Era_date_from: 1928
C.V. Raman and the Raman Effect
Society: ACSMain Category: ChemicalSub Category: Frontiers of KnowledgeEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1928Indian Association for the Cultivation of ScienceCalcutta, IndiaWebsite: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/ramaneffect.html, https://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/ramaneffect/the-raman-effect-commemorative-booklet.pdfCreator: Raman, C.V.

"I propose this evening to speak to you on a new kind of radiation or light emission from atoms and molecules." With these prophetic words, Professor C. V. Raman of Calcutta University began his lecture to the South Indian Science Association in Bangalore on March 16, 1928. Raman proceeded to describe a discovery that resulted from a deceptively simple experiment. Conducted far from the great centers of scientific research in the Western world, the results would capture the attention of scientists around the world and bring many accolades, including the Nobel Prize, to their discoverer.

YearAdded:
1998
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikicommons/Pavlina2.0 (CC BY 3.0)vImage Caption: Raman Effect
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