2001 Bridge Design Award

GERARD F. FOX

Education:
B.S., Civil Engineering, 1948, Cornell University
Registration:
P.E.: Connecticut, DC, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey,
New York/1959, Tennessee, Florida, Washington


Affiliations:
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.
Relevant Experience:
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.