Pittsburgh Civil Engineering Trivia

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The Pittsburgh Section was initiated in 1917 but was not ratified until 1918. It is theorized that the onset of the influenza pandemic of 1918–19 caused the delay.

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Emerald Park was built from a Native American trail that once traversed “Coal Hill,” as Mount Washington and Duquesne Heights were known.

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As many as 97,000 local children donated a dime apiece in the famous Buy a Brick campaign to help fund the Cathedral of Learning’s construction. Each child received a certificate testifying that he or she was a member of the “fellowship of builders of the Cathedral of Learning.”


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