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Santa Fe, New Mexico

New York City

Bridges of New York

CE 497/ENGR 497

Itinerary subject to change. Please verify specific dates with instructor and confirm that the course has adequate enrollment to make before making travel arrangements.

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Students will:

  • Learn the common types of bridges, typical span ranges, and basic structural design concepts.
  • Learn the historical and political context of selected Hudson and East River bridges in the metropolitan New York City area.
  • Experience the scale and technological achievement of NYC bridges by visiting select sites, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the George Washington Bridge, and new Tappan Zee Bridge currently under construction.
  • Discover the impact of major bridges on the transportation system in New York.
  • View depictions of major bridges in the artwork of the city’s world-class museums.
  • Visit other New York City sights of interest from a civil engineering standpoint, such as the Stuyvesant School Bridge, the High Line, the Guggenheim Museum, and the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.
  • Meet professionals responsible for design, maintenance, and rehabilitation of bridges.

Location:

Shared hotel accommodations will be provided at The Pod 39 or a comparable hotel.

Who should go?

This course is open to all majors. Students who might be interested include Civil, Mechanical, and General Engineering; International Studies; Art and Art History; History; Political Science; Public Policy Leadership; Business; and Journalism and New Media majors. Engineering majors seeking technical elective credit must be junior standing and complete specific technical assignments to fulfill the requirements.

Dates:

Students will attend class on the Oxford campus May 17-19 and then depart for New York City on Sunday, May 21. They will spend five nights in New York City, returning on Friday, May 26.

Travel:

Students will make their own travel arrangements to New York. Airfare can be billed to your bursar account by making arrangements through Amber Gregory at Travel Leaders at AGregory@travelleaders.com or (800) 624-6579, ext. 151.

Costs:

The course fee is $1,095 plus tuition. Included in the course fee are accommodation, tours, one group meal, and group ground transportation once in Manhattan. Excluded from the course fee are the Study USA application fee, tuition, meals, airport transportation, airfare, and personal spending money.

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