Augusta Canal honored as an engineering landmark

Mark Lorah was one of many engineers pleased to see Friday’s culmination of a nearly 30-year effort to add a historical landmark to the Augusta Canal and Industrial District.

The structural engineer with Johnson, Laschober & Associates was joined by city leaders and members of the International Engineering Society, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the ASCE Georgia and South Carolina sections to name the Augusta Canal and Industrial District a historic engineering landmark Friday.

“It’s recognizing the value that Augusta has for the next hundred years,” Lorah said before the landmark’s dedication.