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In memoriam: John W. Hernandez

Dr. John W. Hernandez, a retired professor of Civil Engineering at New Mexico State University died in Las Cruces, June 28 at the age of 88.

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New Mexico’s Iconic Steel Bridge Turns 50

Since 1965, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge has carried a two-lane highway, Route 64, across the Rio Grande River near Taos, New Mexico. In September 2015, when the iconic landmark reached its 50th year of service, it coincided with the bridge’s biennial inspection that scrutinizes the entire structure for coating failure, corrosion, cracks in the steel, and other structural integrity issues.

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