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School had, has and will have an important role in building the elite of a nation. The National School of Bridges and Roads played an important part in educating engineers in Romania. Here big names from the Romanian engineering were educated, and later, they made the name of this school famous worldwide. As it usually happens, in the history of an institution, there is a man who, due to his force and vision, changes its destiny for good. In the history of the National School of Bridges and Roads, this man was Gheorghe Ion Duca whose name is closely linked by the beginning of the engineering school system in our country by its reorganization and by building the headquarters at the crossroads of Polizu Street and Calea Griviţei, where the Polytechnics Institute of Bucharest functioned for a long time.