Ralph Modjeski, Polish-US bridge engineer

Ralph Modjeski, Polish-US bridge engineer

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Ralph Modjeski (1861-1940), Polish-US bridge engineer. Modjeski arrived in the USA in 1876, returning to Europe to study at the School of Bridges and Roads in Paris, France. During his career, Modjeski designed over 40 major bridges in the USA. These include Government Bridge (1896), Thebes Bridge (1905), Harahan Bridge (1916), Mears Memorial Bridge (1923), Benjamin Franklin Bridge (1926), Mid-Hudson Bridge (1930), and Huey P. Long Bridge (1935), and Blue Water Bridge (1938). Modjeski was awarded the Franklin Medal (Engineering, 1923) and the John Fritz Medal (1930). This photograph is part of the Historic American Engineering Record.

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