Civil Engineering

The design and construction of public amenities, usually exterior. Roads, bridges and dams being the obvious examples.

Dont forget tunnels -- KarlZdero?

Completely off topic: my favourite part of Ken Burns's documentary on the American Civil War concerned Grant's march. The confederate army sabotaged bridges and rail lines in front of Grant, but Grant marched with a corps of engineers that repaired the works as Grant moved, frustrating the confederate efforts. At one point the confederates collapsed a tunnel, but one confederate soldier complained it wouldn't make a difference, "Grant probably carries a spare tunnel with him."


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