Joseph Baermann Strauss

Joseph Baermann Strauss

Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Death 16 May 1938 (aged 68)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Meditation, Crypt 6281
Memorial ID 5175 · View Source
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Engineer. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he is most noted for being the man who built the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. During the Golden Gate's construction, as a chief engineer, he overcame many problems to find funding and support for the bridge from the citizens and the U.S. Military. He also built and designed the safety net installed beneath the Golden Gate Bridge during construction which saved a total of 19 lives. He died in Los Angeles, California, just one year after the Golden Gate's completion.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 17 Apr 1999
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Baermann Strauss (9 Jan 1870–16 May 1938), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5175, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .