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Leon S. Moisseiff
Birth: Nov. 10, 1872
Riga, Latvia
Death: Sep. 3, 1943
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA

Architect. Born in Riga, Latvia, he arrived in the United States in 1891 and within five years received a degree in civil engineering from Columbia University. He first gained renown as one of the designers of the Manhattan Bridge, which spans the East River connecting Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City, New York, and for assisting assisting in the design of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which connects Camden, New Jersey with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His bridge design theories were applied to the now iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, which was completed in 1937 (he served as a consultant in the project). His best known design, that of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge that spanned Puget Sound in Washington State, became the undoing of his reputation when it collapsed in 1940 after high winds hit it just four moths after it was opened. (bio by: Helaine M. Larina) 
Mount Hebron Cemetery
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Block 104, Reference 21, Lot 131 and 1/2 of 132, Grave 10
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Helaine M. Larina
Record added: May 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14343048
Leon S. Moisseiff
Added by: Helaine M. Larina
Leon S. Moisseiff
Added by: Helaine M. Larina
Leon S. Moisseiff
Added by: Helaine M. Larina
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