1986 ASCE President Bay dies at 94

Robert D. “Bob” Bay, former principal of Black and Veatch and ASCE president in 1986, has died. He was 94.

A decorated soldier and consummate engineer, he was an icon in his home state of Missouri. When the Corps of Engineers constructed the Chain of Rocks Lock and Canal in St. Louis, the largest twin locks in the world at the time, Bay, on his first professional assignment, was involved from start to completion.


Bay, Ph.D., P.E., Pres.86.ASCE, was a World War II U.S. Army veteran in the Pacific theatre, and rose to major general of the Corps

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