Bridge Design Award
B.S., Civil Engineering, 1948, Cornell University
P.E.: Connecticut, DC, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey,
New York/1959, Tennessee, Florida, Washington
National Academy of Engineering
American Concrete Institute
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Railway Engineering Association
American Society of Civil Engineers
Structural Stability Research Council
International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Mr. Fox, an HNTB Consultant, recently retired after 20
years as a Partner with the firm. In addition to his responsibilities
as a Partner, he was Chairman of HNTB's Bridge/Tunnel Service Group. Mr.
Fox has received many honors for his work in bridge design. In 1986, he
won the prestigious John A. Roebling award from the Metropolitan Section
of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Created in honor of John A.
Roebling, who pioneered bridge building in the United States, the award
is presented for eminence in the design and rehabilitation of bridges
throughout the world. He was also honored, in 1980, with ASCE's Howard
Award, bestowed for his innovative contributions and advancement of the
design of long span bridges.
Mr. Fox was responsible for HNTB's design of the cable-stayed Dame Point
Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida. This bridge, designed in both concrete
and steel, has a center span of 1,300 feet. It won the 1990 ACEC Grand
Conceptor award, as well as 14 other awards for excellence. He was also
responsible for design of the award-winning 5.2-mile-long Penang Bridge,
which includes a 1,444-foot, three-span concrete cable-stayed structure.
This bridge, known as the "Pearl of the Orient," links Penang
Island with the mainland of Malaysia. In addition, Mr. Fox was Partner-in-Charge
of HNTB's design of the Rio-Niteroi Bridge in Brazil. This record-setting
box girder bridge won the ACEC's Grand Conceptor Award.
Other projects for which Mr. Fox was Partner-in-Charge, have included
design of steel truss bridges over the Cooper River in Charleston, South
Carolina, and over Narragansett Bay, Jamestown, Rhode Island; as well
as a bridge type study for a new Ohio River Bridge between Covington,
Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Bridge types studies included steel and
concrete cable-stayed, truss, arch, suspension and box girder.
Mr. Fox served as a member of the World Bank's Design Review Panel for
the Bahrain Causeway project and as a member of Cornell University's Panel
of Experts evaluating the cable system at the 1,000-foot radio telescope
at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. Other major projects to Mr.
Fox' credit include the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge in Washington,
DC; the Delaware Memorial Suspension bridge; the Newark Bay Bridge in
New Jersey; I-84 in Waterbury, Connecticut; and structures on the Bruckner
Expressway in New York City, the Milwaukee Expressway in Wisconsin, the
Shirley Highway in Virginia, and the New Jersey and Massachusetts Turnpikes.
In addition, Mr. Fox was Managing Partner for preparation of design and
plans for tunnel and elevated sections (with stations) of the Washington,
DC, metro Transit System; and for a feasibility study for a bridge from
the Bridgeport, Connecticut area to Long Island. He attended IBM schools
and subsequently developed structural analysis and design programs for
large-scale electronic computers.
Other activities have included responsibilities as an adjunct professor
at Columbia University, lecturing on computers and bridges; lectures on
bridges at Cornell University; and past chairman of the structural division
of the ASCE, the Committee on Steel Bridges of the Transportation Research
Board, and the ASCE Committee on Bridges.