Daniel S. Garvey, chief engineer of the New York State Thruway Authority who supervised the expedited repair and investigation of the major roadway after the 1987 collapse of its Schoharie Creek overpass, an event that killed 10, died on Dec. 7, 2008, of heart failure in Queens, N.Y. He was 81. Garvey was named to that post in the 1970s after serving as a deputy commissioner in the New York City highway department, where he directed closure of 25 movable city bridges left in the open position during a strike by bridge operators. He also was the first chief engineer of the city’s parks department. Garvey was a civil engineering graduate of Manhattan College and served in the U.S. Navy’s Construction Batallion in World War II.