Ralph Modjeski

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Birthday
27, 1861
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Jun 26, 1940 (79)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
27, 1861
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Jun 26, 1940 (79)

About

Polish engineer who became known as one of America's foremost bridge designers with the creation of structures like the Metropolis Bridge and Manhattan Bridge. He was the recipient of awards like the Franklin Medal and John Fritz Medal.

Before Fame

He emigrated with his mother to America in July 1876 and later left for Paris, France to study at the School of Bridges and Roads.

Trivia

He designed the world's longest cantilever bridge, the Quebec Bridge.

Family Life

He got married to Virginia Mary Giblyn. His mother was actress Helena Modjeska.

Associated With

He was classmates with world-famous pianist Ignacy Paderewski in Poland.

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