Mar 2, 5:30 PM

#ThrowbackThursday We have more than a century of history on power projects. Harry de Berkeley Parsons, Williams brother, designed dams and powerhouses on the Hudson River in New York the Spier Falls powerhouse and dam from 1901 to 1903, and the Sherman Island powerhouse and dam in the early 1920s (pictured). At the time, the project was considered to be most challenging in part because ground conditions varied greatly. The project also involved building a 6-mile railroad from Glens Falls to the site of the dam and a small town to house the 1,000 workers on the construction of the dam, powerhouse, spillway and a diversion canal. Harry wrote a paper on the Sherman Island project that was awarded the 1925 Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Feb 23, 5:15 PM

#ThowbackThursday As we observe Engineers Week we celebrate our history while we look forward to an exciting future. Henry M. Brinckerhoff was one of the leading transportation engineers of his time. He was instrumental in the development of the third rail for transit systems and developed a methodology to predict the future traffic and earnings potential of toll roads. He consulted on transit systems throughout the country, most notably those of Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia, and was responsible for planning roads in connection with the 1939 Worlds Fair.

Feb 16, 4:29 PM

Throwback Thursday! Our 60-year history with BART is documented in BART: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System, a book recently published by Michael C. Healy, who writes that our firm was one of the principal members of the consortium that would build BART. The system opened for revenue service in 1972. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is currently at work on the extension of BART to Warm Springs/South Fremont, scheduled to open this winter.

Dec 23, 9:18 PM

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