The hustle of daily life often means it’s easy to overlook all that engineering accomplished in the city – skyscrapers, roadways, bridges, subways, water works, the list goes on. To highlight some of the city’s engineering feats, the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Engineering Foundation have partnered with The Franklin Institute to create a self-guided walking tour for the public to better understand how engineering has played a role in creating some of the city’s most recognizable landmarks and some lesser-known attractions.
The first of its kind in Philadelphia and new in 2013, the Engineering in the City Tour will challenge residents and tourists alike to look at the city in a new way and to appreciate the work of engineers. Tour goers will visit the Ben Franklin Bridge, Fairmount Water Works, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and more, where designated Engineering in the City signs will describe the engineering work connected to that site and a QR code will link them to this website.
The Philadelphia Engineering Foundation extends its extreme gratitude to Kathryn P. Russo, PE, PTOE of Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson for her significant effort and leadership in developing this program and tour. We also thank Colette Montague, PE of Urban Engineers for her assistance. We also extend our gratitude to their respective firms for their support.