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C570W
Spanning the Golden Gate (Live Webinar)PE, RA, AIA HSW

Jeffrey Syken

It was the bridge that couldn’t and shouldn’t be built. The Golden Gate Strait was too wide and treacherous, the weather and fog conditions were abominable and even if you could build a bridge, the next big earthquake would just bring it all crashing down. Then there was the cost, the time and effort it would take to build and the possibility of wartime sabotage of the bridge resulting in entrapment of the entire U.S. Pacific Fleet at their anchorage in San Francisco Bay. The odds were against it from the start, but fortune favors the bold so it was that a bold man with a bold plan to build a bridge from San Francisco to Marin County that was both cost-effective and enduring took up the mighty task; his name was Joseph B. Strauss. Ultimately, he would make many enemies and take credit where credit was not due in his twenty year odyssey, but without his tenacity of purpose, determination and strong leadership, it is likely the bridge would never have been built. He truly was “the man who built the bridge.” The thousands of people who designed and built the bridge are no more, but the great bridge they created stands as a monument to human ingenuity and achievement. However, without the on-going care and maintenance of the generations that followed the bridge would succumb to the natural and man-made forces working against it. The bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world for twenty-seven years and the first to be built under “open ocean conditions.” Those who said the bridge would mare the beauty of the Golden Gate were silenced when the beautiful art-deco towers rose to frame the entrance to San Francisco and its inland Sea. The Golden Gate Bridge remains the most famous, photographed and recognizable bridge in all the world.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.


Note to Webinar Attendees:

Our live webinars (web seminars) are considered as "Courses of Learning" (live courses) by the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying and as "Timed & Monitored Courses" by the Ohio State Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Unlike the traditional seminars held in a classroom setting, our webinars deliver live instruction to your home or office. You will be able to interact directly with our instructor during a webinar through audio channel or chat box. However, you must attend the webinar at a scheduled date and time. We will verify your attendance through our online webinar platform. The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz (all quiz questions will be reviewed during the webinar). Thank you for your cooperation.

Next Scheduled Webinar for PDH Course C570W
Date and Time† Location Registration Deadline
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM ET
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The webinar starting time.
* A webinar reminder with instruction on how to access our webinar platform will be emailed to you approximately 12 hours before the event.
† Special training arrangement can be made for 4 or more participants as a self-organized group. Please contact us for available training dates.

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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.

AIA Members: You must take the courses listed under the category "AIA/CES Registered Courses" if you want us to report your Learning Units (LUs) to AIA/CES. If you take courses not registered with AIA/CES, you need to report the earned Learning Units (not qualified for HSW credits) using Self Report Form provided by AIA/CES.

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