design and rehabilitation of bridges. In 1987 at the International Bridge Conference, he was presented with the John A. Roebling Medal for lifetime achievement in bridge engineering. In 1999 the American Institute of Steel Construction presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in special recognition of his many years of exceptional service. He was an honorary member of the ASCE and the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers and a life member of the Structural Stability Research Council. He also served on the Committee on Steel Bridges of the Transportation Research Board.
In 1995 Fox received an honorary doctor of science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology for his engineering achievements in long-span bridge building and in appreciation of his continued dedication to advancement of the field.
Fox was often asked for his expert opinion on bridge failures, including in an article in The New York Times on July 15, 1983, entitled “Bridge Design Experts Discuss Issues of Safety” and on The Today Show in 1988. He authored a chapter on arch bridges in the Bridge Engineering Handbook (edited by Wai-Fah Chen and Lian Duan).
Fox’s favorite pastime outside work was spending time with his children and grandchildren and surf fishing at Montauk Point. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Jeanne McNulta, his daughters Maureen (Rodney VenJohn), Catherine (Genaro Lozano), and Elizabeth; his grandchildren, Madeline and Joseph; and siblings Grace McCabe and Donald Fox. His daughter Particia passed away in 2002.