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Christian Menn

Swiss engineer specializing in the construction of prestressed and reinforced concrete bridges of high aesthetic value.

Biographical Information

Name: Christian Menn
Born in 1927 in Meiringen, Berne, Switzerland, Europe
1950

Graduates from the Federal Technological Institute (ETH) Zurich after 4 years of studies

1953

Becomes assistant to Professor Pierre Lardy after being cured of a tuberculosis infection

1956

Doctorate

1957

Opens his own design office in Chur, Graubünden (Switzerland)

1960

Builds his first bridges at Cröt and Letziwald where he is influenced by Robert Maillart's work

1964

Reichenau Bridge

1965 - 1967

Nanin and Cascella Bridges

1970

Wins design competition for the Felsenau Bridge with engineers Emsch and Berger of Bern

1971

Elected professor of statics and construction at the ETH Zürich

1980

Completion of Ganter Bridge

1990

Freyssinet Medal

1996

Honorary doctorate from the University of Stuttgart

Structures and Projects

Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:

consulting engineer
designer

Bibliography

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Internal Information
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Created: 02/01/1999
Last Updated: 22/07/2014