What is known of the history of structural engineering begins with the ancient Egyptians. In the 27th century BC, Imhotep was the first man to be referred to as a structural engineer. He constructed the first known step pyramid during the 26th century BC in Egypt.
Bridges are a part of everyday life; a part of the landscape that is often taken for granted until a natural disaster or wear and tear cause them to be closed for rehabilitation. The resulting detours are never as convenient as taking that bridge.