Squire Whipple

About Squire Whipple

Who is it?: Civil Engineer
Birth Day: September 16, 1804
Birth Place: Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA, United States
Died On: March 15, 1888(1888-03-15) (aged 83)\nAlbany, New York, US
Birth Sign: Libra
Occupation: Civil engineer
Spouse(s): W. Anna Case
Parent(s): James Whipple and Electa Johnson

Squire Whipple Net Worth

Squire Whipple was bornon September 16, 1804 in Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA, United States, is Civil Engineer. Squire Whipple was an American civil engineer, famously known as the ‘Father of Iron Bridge building in America’. He was an original craftsman who started observing the art of construction from his childhood. He was the son of a farmer and developed a keen interest in construction and the materials used for it. After graduation, he acquired training in the construction of canals and railroads and soon made his way to become one of the finest engineers of all time. He encouraged the use of iron as the core material for building bridges instead of wood to increase the stability and strength of the bridge. He popularized the use of science in engineering and modernized the concept of bridge construction through his determined efforts. His patents were the proof of his ability to design and transform his ideas into real world entities. Even today, his ingenuity is enlightening the world as one of the oldest iron bridges built on his patented design is still intact in America. He revolutionized the field of civil engineering through his new breakthroughs in the domain of bridge construction. He marked the beginning of a new era for civil engineers and thus became the ‘Father of Iron Bridge building in America’.
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1867

Constructed by S. DeGraff of Syracuse, New York, 1867–69, the Whipple Cast and Wrought Iron Bowstring Truss Bridge over Norman's Kill in Albany, New York, is a very well preserved Example of a Whipple Bowstring Arch Truss, still in daily use, with no posted weight limits. Due to the sleek appearance, many users think it is a modern bridge. (The Delaware Turnpike once ran through both neighborhoods until 1929 with the construction of a new much higher, longer, and wider Delaware Avenue Bridge over the Normans Kill. This allowed commuters to and from Albany to bypass both Normansvilles. The original Whipple Bowstring bridge still stands, though it has been closed to vehicular traffic since January 1990.)

1888

He died March 15, 1888, in Albany, New York, US and was buried in Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York.