• DE
  • EN
  • FR
  • International Database and Gallery of Structures

Advertisement

Biographical Information

Name: Blair Birdsall
Born in 1907 in , Essex County, New Jersey, USA, North America
Deceased in 1997
Place(s) of activity:
1929

Graduates from Princeton University with a degree in civil engineering.

1934

Joins John A. Roebling Sons

1952

Chief Engineering and General Manager of the Roebling Bridge Division

1964

Joins Steinman, Boynton, Gronquist and London

1976

Becomes managing partner of what becomes Steinman, Boynton, Gronquist and Birdsall

24 May 1984

Proclaimed Blair Birdsall Day the Borough of Manhattan

1989

First recipient of the Roebling Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers

Structures and Projects

Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:

consultant
designer

Bibliography

  1. Birdsall, Blair (1971): Main Cables of Newport Suspension Bridge. In: Journal of the Structural Division (ASCE), v. 97, n. 12 (December 1971), pp. 2825-2835.

    https://doi.org/10.1061/jsdeag.0003069

  2. Birdsall, Blair (1992): Lessons to be learned from the history of suspension bridge suspenders. Presented at: IABSE Workshop: Length Effect on Fatigue of Wires and Strands, El Paular, Madrid, Spain, 1992.

    https://doi.org/10.5169/seals-50692

  3. Birdsall, Blair / Celis, Jose (1997): A Bridge for the 21st Century. In: Civil Engineering Magazine, v. 67, n. 10 (October 1997), pp. 68-71.

Relevant Publications

  • About this
    data sheet
  • Person-ID
    1000367
  • Published on:
    16/11/1999
  • Last updated on:
    22/07/2014