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Eugene Freyssinet

French engineer, inventor of prestressed concrete.

Biographical Information

Name: Eugene Freyssinet
Born on 13 July 1879 in Objat, Corrèze (19), Limousin, France, Europe
Deceased on 8 June 1962 in Saint-Martin-Vésubie, Alpes-Maritimes (06), Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France, Europe
Place(s) of activity:

Studies at the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées

1910 - 1911

Veurdre Bridge over the Allier


Boutiron Bridge.


Eight hangars at Avord, 13 in Istres


15 reinforced concrete vessels at Rouen of a length of 55 m.

1921 - 1923

Aircraft hangars at Orly.

Until 1928

Technical director at Limousin & Cie.

1933 - 1935

Renovation of the transatlantic pier at Le Havre; first use of prestressing

1941 - 1945

Several prestressed concrete bridges in France

Structures and Projects

Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:

consulting engineer
structural engineer


Relevant Publications

Internal Information
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Created: 29/12/1998
Last Updated: 22/07/2014