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Joseph Strauss

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Joseph Baermann Strauss (January 9, 1870 – May 16, 1938) was an American structural engineer. He was the chief engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge.

See Wikipedia entry.

He also introduced a new type of bascule bridge[1], several examples of which survive, including Skansen Bridge in Norway. The priciple of Strauss's bascule bridge is clearly shown in the animation here.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Structure Magazine: Joseph B. Strauss Bascule Bridge