In This Edition: Bayview Bridge Lighting Event, New Staff, Staff News, New Videos on Klingner YouTube, Chalkers & Talkers

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Quincy's Bayview Bridge Dazzles Crowd

Klingner Engineers Transform a Dream into a Cost-Effective Reality

Thousands of tri-state area residents joined the celebration at the Riverfront on Saturday, August 22nd 
for the unveiling of the long-awaited and anticipated Bayview Bridge Lighting Design (by Klingner Mechanical/Electrical Engineers).  Party-goers enjoyed food, fun, games and live bands that carried long into the night to celebrate Quincy's project.  

The project started almost 20 years ago, by a vision/dream of Quincy's civic leader, the late Joe Bonansinga.  He had hoped that one day the bridge would be lit at night, highlighting Quincy's beautiful riverfront.  In 2012, the city contracted Klingner & Associates to look further into the reality of the design.  With the help of approximately $190,000 in donations from local organizations, businesses and private donors and $500,000 federal transportation grant money, the final lighting design includes more than 16 pre-programmed light shows, complete with cost-efficient LED lighting.

When the switch was flipped by City Officials (created by Klingner's very own Mechanical/Electrical Engineer, Joe Knochel - right),   the reaction of the 
crowd was the icing on the cake; cheers were heard from every direction.  The bridge was glowing in various colors which transitioned throughout each programmed show that was pre-set for the evening.  Moments after the bridge was lit, a beautiful fireworks show began from Quinsippi Island.

Prior to the City hiring Klingner & Associates to design the bridge, the project was estimated to cost more than $1,000,000, but thanks to careful design by using LED technology and reflective white cable sheathing installed on the bridge in 2005, this helped lower the costs.  Utilities with this design are estimated to cost less than $3,000 each year to operate.  The project details of Klingner's design can be found on our website:

The event was hosted by the City of Quincy and the Rotary Club of Quincy.  It was a very special evening for a community that is currently celebrating 175 years!

New Videos on
Klingner YouTube

Demolition Time-Lapse Video
Watch the complete demolition time lapse of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Chapter House at the University of Missouri.  New house is anticipated to be completed in August 2016.
(click photo to watch the video)

Award-Winning Historic Facility
Klingner Architectural Group and Main Street Mount Pleasant, worked together to transform this historic building into a beautiful, award-winning venue for the Mt Pleasant Iowa community.

(click photo to watch the video)

Klingner Supports Early Childhood Education Learning Trails

Klingner & Associates is proud to support early childhood education, and recently participated in United Way of Adams County's Born Learning Trail program.   Learning and language development happen everywhere and this program gives parents and caregivers the opportunity to have fun with their children and help their language grow by following the activities on the Born Learning Trail signs at various parks around the County.  Visit United Way of Adams County's website for more information on these trails and future trails to be installed.

New Klingner Staff

Schuyler Sears (Galesburg)
 Klingner welcomes Schuyler  as a Survey Technician in  the Galesburg office.  She is    a graduate of Western Illinois  University in Macomb, Illinois  with a degree in Construction Management.  Prior to accepting this position, she served as a Survey CAD Operator and has previous interning experience.  

 Joshua Hartsock (Hannibal)
 Klingner welcomes Josh as a  Water/Wastewater Engineer  Intern in the Hannibal office.  Joshua is a graduate of  University of Missouri -  Columbia, with a Bachelors in Civil and Environmental Engineering.  

Join Our Team!

Klingner & Associates is proud to be a strong, multiple location firm, that continues to add talent to our qualified team of professionals.  

Visit our employment page:


Klingner Volunteers

Klingner Architectural Group's Cindy Larson, Stephanie Waples, Hannah Hillyard, participated in Burlington's "Chalkers and Talkers" Event.  During the event, they chalked a 4' x 8' image of downtown Burlington (see photo) in 4 hours, which promoted the new facade project that Klingner Architectural Designer, Mark Fisher, designed.

Staff News

47 Years of Dedicated Service
 After 47 years of dedicated service, Tom Mock (Quincy) retired from the Firm at the end of July.  He has been an asset to the Geotechnics, Construction Material Testing and Environmental teams.  Not only did Tom possess excellent customer service skills and had great relationships with clients, but Tom was always a "yes" person and helped in numerous ways "behind the scenes" in the office.  Klingner wishes Tom the very best and no doubt, he will be greatly missed!

Bross: Leads Water/Wastewater Team

Senior Project Manager, Mark Bross, (Hannibal), was recently promoted and is now the Water/Waterwater Department Manager for Klingner & Associates.

Klingner: Now Licensed Engineer in Illinois
Will Klingner of the Water Resources Team (Quincy), has received his Professional Engineering license from the State of Illinois.

Lee: Licensed Engineer in Iowa
Senior Engineer, Mark Lee (Galesburg), recently received his Professional Engineering license from the State of Iowa.


Cane, Larson: NCARB Certified
Klingner Architectural Groups' Christina Cane, (top-left, Quincy) and
Cindy Larson (Burlington) are now NCARB Certified.


Knuffman: Awarded for Service
 Environmental Ecologist, Kara Knuffman (Quincy), received a distinguished service award from ACEC-IL for serving as the chair for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Committee.

Cary: Passes EIT Exam
 Jessica Cary of Klingner's Environmental Team (Burlington), has recently passed her Engineer Intern Exam and is on her way to becoming a licensed professional engineer.

Basham: Passes 2nd ARE Exam
 Cody Basham of Klingner Architectural Group (Galesburg), recently passed the second part of his ARE Exam, which puts him one step closer to becoming a licensed Professional Architect. 

Lamont: Licensed Public Health Licensed Asbestos Inspector
 Randy Lamont of Klingner's Environmental Team (Galesburg), is now an Illinois Department of Public Health Licensed Asbestos Inspector.

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