Bridge consultant and past National Capital Section president dies at 90

Roland “Buzz” Berger Jr., an expert in the field of bridge and highway design and former president of the ASCE National Capital Section, has died. He was 90.


Among several activities with the Society, he served on the ASCE Task Committee for the Update of Manual 45, How to Work Effectively with Consulting Engineers, of the Committee on Practice Guidelines.

Berger, P.E., F.ASCE, was born in Baltimore and attended the University of Notre Dame, graduating in 1952 with a degree in civil engineering. He had a successful and rewarding career as a consulting engineer and was widely recognized for his work in transportation engineering. As a consultant, he was always concerned that his clients got the best project at a fair price.

During his career, he was presented with the National Capital Award for Professional Achievement in Engineering by the DC Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies.

“Buzz” was a longtime resident of Hilton Head Island, in South Carolina. He had a deep love for his family, his Catholic faith, and his alma mater Notre Dame.


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