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Engineers Rappel Down Washington Monument

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Emma Cardini, a structural engineer, inspects the Washington Monument

A little over a month ago, residents of the DC Metro Area (including our eGFI staff) were stunned to experience what for many of us was our first major earthquake. While fortunately the 5.8 quake caused no significant harm or loss of life, many buildings and monuments are still in need of inspection to ensure their structural soundness.

As a result, this week one lucky team of engineers completed their most most exciting assignment yet: rappelling down the Washington Monument to check for cracks and other earthquake damage.

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Protecting Our Roadways

Structural engineer Ted Zoli makes bridges from novel materials that are both lightweight and disaster-proof.

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