photos illustrating the beautiful and ugly aspects that are under the control of the bridge designer.
He felt strongly that the basic bridge design was the province and responsibility of the design engineer, and that a good basic design would also be beautiful.
He published extensively, both in journal articles and books, of which his books on Bridges and on Towers are known worldwide.
One of his outstanding traits, unusual in a highly active and innovative designer, was his personal interest in younger colleagues and students. He always had time to talk and explain, kindling in his listeners much of the quiet fire that drove him.
Contributing to the heritage of enthusiasm and dedication were his associates in his firm, who now carry on his work, and especially his wife, Lisalotte, who “forgave him his love affair with bridges.”
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