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Spring 2018 Seminar Series


Date Description Location
Thursday, April 26 ENVR/WR Seminar: Liu Cao, PhD


500 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, April 26 GEOTECH/STRUCT/MAT/CONSTR Seminar: Movable Bridges, Timothy J. Noles, PE.


A presentation of the who, what, why and when a movable or “draw” bridge is used for roadway and rail infrastructure in the US today.  Movable bridges, although they have been around since medieval times used initially to protect kings in their castles, they are still designed, constructed and rehabilitated today because of their unique need to serve the traveling public for our roads and waterways.



Timothy J. Noles, PE graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1984, and begun his career at Hardesty & Hanover, a bridge design engineering firm located in New York City, beginning as an Engineer in Training,  Project Engineer, Project Manager, Chief Engineer and finally a  Principal of the firm since 2004.  Tim is responsible for beginning H&H’s operation outside of the New York metropolitan area to Florida in 1995.  Tim is licensed as a professional engineer in 17 states, and has designed and inspected numerous fixed and movable rail and roadway bridges throughout the United States.  Tim currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife Nancy, where he enjoys fishing, scuba diving, umpiring baseball, and rooting for the Tennessee Volunteers.


405 John D. Tickle Building

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