Suspending Generations

Suspending Generations

In 1989, Mr. Moors, a retired civil engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers, designed and built a portable truss bridge for the Cincinnati Museum Center. This bridge was to be used as an educational tool for their outreach programs. He may not have imagined that in 2017 that exact same design, model and the 28 year old material would still be in use. Better yet, he may not have know that his daughter would be able to have students at her school learn about building bridges from his original work.

Ms. Mellen Moors-Dressing, a retired Roger Bacon English teacher and current Community Outreach Coordinator, contacted the Cincinnati Museum Center to give Spartans the opportunity to learn from her father. On Tuesday, March 7th, Karen Venetian from the Cincinnati Museum Center visited Roger Bacon's Engineering I class, where student had the opportunity to build a bridge just the way Mr. Moors created it in 1989. Also, Ms. Moors-Dressing brought along the original hand-written, hand-drawn designs and photos of him with his bridge.

At the conclusion of Ms. Venetian's presentation and the building of the bridge, Ms. M-D along with 11 junior and senior boys stood on the built bridge without concern; a testament to her father's work and an inspiration to students now and into the future.