Engineering & the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, with Dennis Howland

“Engineering is a curious art.” ~ Dennis Howland

I was inspired to create a show about the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge when I moved to a condo and gained a distant view of some very cool arches. My curiosity piqued, I wanted to know more. It turns out, Engineer and Program Manager Dennis Howland has helped build more than a bridge.

This conversation is a testament to the power of curiosity, ingenuity — and community! 

Listen to Choose to be Curious #138: Engineering & the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, with Dennis Howland

One of the many things I have enjoyed and admired about this project is the visuals and the NewFDMB social media campaign built around them. It’s hard to argue with the drama of all those beautiful arches. I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures of my own! #FDMBVantagePoint

Visit the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge website — and check out this fun video for kids all about building the bridge.

Check out Dani Bassett on connecting our curious dots.

My conversation with John and Coleen Marzluff, all about the curiosity of crows, was also inspired by my newly-expanded horizons.

Thanks to Sean Balick for our theme music. “Discovery Harbor” by Cloud Harbor, via Blue Dot Sessions. 

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