Vol. 12. No. 2
Fall 2002




On the morning of September 11, 2001, Rick Miner ex'77 was laying stone in the George S. Eccles 2002 Legacy Bridge, the pedestrian walkway that spans Wasatch Drive on campus.

"I left to get more supplies," says Miner, a foreman at Harv and Higam Masonry. "While I was driving in my truck, I heard the news on the radio about the attack on the World Trade Center. When I got back to the bridge, I left my truck radio on and the doors open so I could listen to what was happening. It was so unbelievable.

"It hit me so hard and so deeply. I wanted to do something so that I'd always remember what I was doing when this happened. I decided to put two of the stones in vertically, even though the stones in the bridge were laid horizontally.

"I didn't talk to anyone about it; I just did it. I thought I might get in trouble, that someone might make me tear it out. But Randy Turpin BS'61 [then associate vice president for administrative services] saw it and said he liked it a lot."

So do we. To view Miner's tribute to the Twin Towers, take a walk to the east end of the bridge and check out the stonework on the south side.

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