Robert Maillart, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Robert Maillart

Swiss civil engineer, designer of the Salginatobel Bridge (1872-1940)

Date of Birth: 06-Feb-1872

Place of Birth: Bern, canton of Bern, Switzerland

Date of Death: 05-Apr-1940

Profession: architect, civil engineer

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Robert Maillart

  • Robert Maillart (6 February 1872 – 5 April 1940) was a Swiss civil engineer who revolutionized the use of structural reinforced concrete with such designs as the three-hinged arch and the deck-stiffened arch for bridges, and the beamless floor slab and mushroom ceiling for industrial buildings.
  • His Salginatobel (1929–1930) and Schwandbach (1933) bridges changed the aesthetics and engineering of bridge construction dramatically and influenced decades of architects and engineers after him.
  • In 1991 the Salginatobel Bridge was declared an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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