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Welcome to our Field Notes podcast, where we interview industry personalities with interesting stories to tell.

Onur Avci pivoted from a career as a practicing engineer to academia, fulfilling his wish to share his wealth of knowledge with the next generation of engineers.

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Weekly Jigsaw Puzzle

2003 SSBC

Dogwood Road Bridge Replacement Project

A southern California county recently replaced a deteriorated three-span concrete bridge with a new single-span prefabricated steel structure--and won a 2024 ASCE San Diego Outstanding Structural Engineering Project Award!

Coordinated by the Imperial County Public Works Department, the Dogwood Road Bridge replacement project introduced California's first continuous steel tub girder bridge, a bridge type known for its aesthetic appeal and structural advantages. The ASCE San Diego Section highlighted this project as a model for future infrastructure initiatives in the region.

Congratulations to the Imperial County Public Works Department, Valmont Structures, and NV5, Inc. on this award! Celebrate alongside us with our puzzle of the week--featuring a view of the new bridge during construction--at

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