A Bicentennial in a Pandemic

Union Bridge in the United Kingdom had to celebrate its milestone virtually in 2020, but its historical significance remains steadfast.


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January-February 2021

Volume 109, Number 1
Page 22

DOI: 10.1511/2021.109.1.22

The coronavirus pandemic has changed, at least temporarily and maybe permanently, the nature of engineering and scientific discourse. Face-to-face meetings and conferences—for centuries, if not millennia, the customary ways for new ideas and developments to be communicated among thinkers and scholars—have become things of the past. And the change took place as rapidly as COVID-19 spread throughout the world.

Jim Gibson -The Friends of the Union Chain Bridge

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