These aren't required reading but you might find them a good read and a welcome change of pace from textbooks.
Experiences in Construction Engineering at Kiewit. Short paper by a recent UW graduate about his experiences at Kiewit's Pacific Structures Division as an intern on the I-405 Kirkland job last summer and fall.
Civil Engineering: The Future. Other parts of this feature are a bit "dippy" (the subdirectory is "kids", which is a bit demeaning) but there is value in hearing what these folks have to say about their chosen careers.
Bureau of Labor Statistics: Engineers. This is a brief overview of what the Bureau of Labor Statistics has to say on engineers. The "Employment" section has some interesting numbers and the "Job Outlook" section is useful. Be careful how you interpret salary numbers and the like since these are national averages that vary greatly from region to region. In fact, in the Pacific Northwest there is currently a very high demand for Civil Engineers.
History & Heritage of Civil Engineering. If you want to know a bit about the great Civil Engineering works in the world this is a good site to visit. I must warn you that there are lots of black & white photos and men with thick black rimmed glasses.
Dusenberry, D.O. et al. (February 1995). Failure of Lacey V. Murrow Floating Bridge, Seattle, Washington J. Perf. Constr. Fac., Volume 9, Issue 1, pp. 4-23 (http://scitation.aip.org/getpdf/servlet/GetPDFServlet?filetype=pdf&id=JPCFEV000009000001000004000001&idtype=cvips&prog=normal) need to access via a UW computer or through the library's proxy server