Distinguished Lecture: The Queen Isabela Causeway Bridge Collapse Detection

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James Mercier will be travelling to Colorado Springs all the way from Texas to share this Distinguished Lecture with us, and explain both how the Electrical and the Traffic Engineering involved to make this Bridge project functional. The event is a part of the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer program, which offers a list of renowned and exceptional lecturers who each possess specialist knowledge within their field.
The Queen Isabela Causeway Bridge Collapse Detection
James Mercier, PE
IEEE Central Texas Section Treasurer & Senior Upgrade Coordinator
On September 14, 2001, an errant barge damaged the bridge between Port Isabel and Padre Island in south Texas. Five people died when they drove off the opened bridge in the dark. After the structure was repaired and reopened, James Mercier was tasked with designing and installing a way of warning drivers that the bridge had been damaged. The system restored local confidence in the repaired structure.
Enjoy a box lunch provided by Life Members group and tour the unique Peel House at First Lutheran – the former home of William and Patti Jewett. This mansion in the Old North End of Colorado Springs was built in 1905 and occupied a half city block including house, carriage house, and elegant gardens. The Jewett's built one of the first golf courses west of the Mississippi and donated it to the city – The Patty Jewett Golf Course. Today, it's known as the Peel House at First Lutheran housing meetings and conferences by local non-profits.
Sign up soon, only 15 spots for this lunch meeting. Lunch boxes from Jersey Mike's Subs include chips and cookie. Water, Lemonade, Soft Drinks provided. If we exceed this number, please call me at 719-661-7889. We may be able to expand registration.
Speaker(s): Jim
Tour the House and Grounds
Bldg: Peel House, 1515 North Cascade , Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States, 80907

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