- May 19, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
May 19, 2018
Dave “The Bridgeman” Frieder and Garvin Nurse – Lecture on the George Washington Bridge Suspender Rope Replacement and Main Cable Rehabilitation Project
$7.00; $6.00 for Museum Members
he Roebling Museum is proud to present another installment of its monthly, Saturday Lecture Series. On Saturday, May 19th at 1pm, Garvin Nurse, Principal Structural Engineer for the Port Authority and Dave Frieder, AKA, “Dave the Bridge Man,” will discuss the Suspender Rope Replacement and Main Cable dehumidification process for the George Washington Bridge, a part of the Port Authority’s George Washington Bridge rehabilitation program.
About Garvin Nurse:
Mr. Nurse is a registered professional engineer with 15 years’ experience in structural design. He is a graduate of Polytechnic University (June 2001) and started with the Port Authority, July of 2001 (trainee program). He spent his first 5 years working on projects at JFK International airport and LaGuardia Airport. Mr. Nurse was transferred to the Structural Design – Tunnels and Bridges group in 2006 and has worked on projects such as George Washington Bridge Facility Wide Concrete and Steel Repairs, Rehabilitation of New York and New Jersey Anchorage Main Cable Strands and George Washington Bridge Main Span Upper Level Structural Steel Rehabilitation.
Mr. Nurse is currently a Principal Structural Engineer in the Bridges Group, managing and overseeing multiple projects at the George Washington Bridge, including his role as Lead Engineer on the GWB Suspension System Rehabilitation Program.
About Dave Frieder:
Dave Frieder, aka “Dave the Bridge Man” has been photographing New York’s bridges since 1993. He has worked with multiple New York and New Jersey agencies and has had the opportunity to climb 20 New York bridges. His photos have been published in the New York Times, the New Jersey Bergen Record and the New Jersey Star Ledger, among many other notable publications. He has been published in Photo Techniques Magazine, and one of his photographs was featured on the front cover of “150 Years of the American Society of Civil Engineers.” In addition to his many published photographs, Mr. Frieder has made several television appearances, and has been interviewed for radio, TV and written publications on numerous occasions.
Mr. Frieder is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and has studied under John Sexton, who was the personal assistant to Ansel Adams. Frieder has also studied under Jeff Nixon, who was workshop assistant to Ansel Adams, and under Morley Baer, well-known for his photographs of the Big Sur Coast of California. Frieder’s photographs have been included in multiple exhibits, including, “Six Bridges,” an exhibit featuring photographs of the six bridges built by world-renowned Swiss engineer Othmar Ammann.
This presentation is appropriate for all ages, and will take place inside the Roebling Museum’s Media Room.
Advance reservations are strongly recommended. If you do not wish to purchase your ticket on-line, please call the museum at 609/499-7200 to reserve your seat.