The Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

The 17th Annual Paul Zia Distinguished Lecture, “The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge: 3.1 Mile Twin-Span Cable Stayed Replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge,” will be presented on Monday, October 15, 2018, at 3 p.m. at the Stewart Theatre located in the Talley Student Union on the campus of North Carolina State University.

Photo Credit: NY State Thruway Authority

Photo Credit: NY State Thruway Authority

This annual lecture honors Professor Emeritus Dr. Paul Zia, former professor and department head of NC State’s Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, and a structural engineer who is eminent in research, professional society leadership and practice.

Presenters include Mr. Gang Jiao, PE, Director of Design Engineering with Fluor; Mr. Brian Keaney, PE, Geotechnical Section Manager with HDR; and Mr. Ken Wright, PE, Northeast Area Principal Bridge Engineer with HDR.

The presentation will discuss various topics related to the design and construction of the $3.98 billion bridge, including the structural design of the iconic cable-stayed main spans, design of the pile foundations, and unique construction methods.


Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Banner Photo Credit: NY State Thruway Authority