AP Rep. James Oberstar, elected to 18 terms in Congress, chaired the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Related Links: Au Revoir, Mr. Oberstar (ENR blog on his 2010 farewell press conference) 11/19/2010 ENR Q&A with Oberstar on the stimulus, one year after enactment (enr.com 2/12/2010) [subscription] Former House Transportation Committee Chairman James L. Oberstar, who built a record over more than 30 years as one of the staunchest congressional advocates of highways, transit and other public works, died on May 3 in Potomac, Md. He was 79.A statement from Oberstar's family said he died in his sleep but gave no
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.