Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm for the 2013 Chicago Engineers’ Foundation Annual Awards ceremony.
The ceremony will be held at the Union League Club and announce the Foundation’s award recipients for the coming school year. Students, their families and
teachers attend and Foundation sponsors are recognized.
Chicago Engineers Foundation and ULC Public Affairs Sponsor a Premier screening of the film “Chicago Drawbridges”.
On January 29th, the Chicago Engineers Foundation and ULC Public Affairs sponsored a premier screening of the film “Chicago Drawbridges”. Chicago Drawbridges is a documentary directed by Stephen Hatch and narrated by Patrick McBriarty, author and bridge historian, chronicling the importance of
the bridges in the making of the Windy City, from the very first wood footbridge, built by a tavern owner in 1832, to today’s iconic structures spanning the Chicago River.
It is a 50 –minute film that is informative and entertaining, telling the story of Chicago’s development through the bridges based on the forthcoming book
Chicago River Bridgesfrom the University of Illinois Press (October 2013). Created and produced by Stephen Hatch and Patrick McBriarty it also interviews professor, geographer, and author David M. Solzman, PhD.; Brian Steele, Director of Communications for CDOT (2001-2011); map maker and historian Dennis
McClendon of Chicago CartoGraphics; James S. Phillips, PE (ret.); OzanaBalan King, Museum Director, McCormick Bridgehouse& Chicago River Museum; and Grant Crowley owner of Crowley’s Yacht Yard.
The film will broadcast on WYCC, Channel 20
- Sunday, April 28 at 5pm
- Wednesday, May 1 at 7pm
- Sunday, May 5 at 8pm
- Monday, May 6 at 9pm
Daniel Burke, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Engineer of the Chicago Department of Transportation, was the keynote speaker at the event. The Chicago Department of Transportation has responsibility for the maintenance and operation of the drawbridges in Chicago. Mr. Burke spoke about the importance of Chicago drawbridges and answered questions from the audience.
The producer and director presented CEF president Nancy Ross with a dvd copy of Chicago Drawbridges for the Union League Club library and archives. The film is available for members to borrow from the Library.