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David B. Steinman

Biographical Information

Name: David B. Steinman
Full name: David Bernard Steinman
Born on 11 June 1886 in Khomsk, Brest Voblast, Belarus, Europe
Deceased on 21 August 1960 in New York, New York, USA, North America
Place(s) of activity:

Studies at the City College of New York and Columbia University

5 August 1890

Emigrates to the USA with his family at the age of 4.

1910 - 1914

Teaches at the University of Idaho (Moscow, Idaho)


Doctorate at Columbia University


Works on the Sciotoville Bridge under Gustav Lindenthal

1917 - 1920

Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering;
Later opens his own design office with Holton D. Robinson

1920 - 1940

Bridges in the United States, Thailand, England, Italy, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Canada, Korea, Iraq


St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon and cooperation on the George-Washington-Bridge


Begins reconstruction of Brooklyn Bridge


Proposal for the Messina Straits, span of 1524 meters;
Develops new method of stereo photography

Structures and Projects

Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:

assistant engineer
chief engineer
structural engineer


Relevant Publications

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