Growing up, construction was a way of life for my family. My father has been working in construction his whole life, working for some 20 years on the Big Dig in Boston, and my uncle is an estimator for a Boston construction company. From a very young age you could find me on a construction site with my dad. I was intrigued by all the machines as a young boy and then became more interested in the operations of different jobs and how they were run. I remember going over the Chelsea Creek Bridge and my dad telling me the company my uncle worked for designed and built that bridge. From that day forward I knew I wanted to be involved in the design and construction of bridges, as well the infrastructure of roads. I am studying Civil Engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology and will be starting my sophomore year soon.
This summer, I have been fortunate to be working with the engineers of JF White Contracting who replaced the Beverly/Salem train drawbridge. I have been involved with all aspects of the construction, including reviewing the bridge plans, ordering parts, working with the iron workers on the bridge and doing everything in between. I have truly enjoyed this summer internship and am happy to say I enjoy the work and look forward to continuing my education to prepare me for what the future has in store for me.
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