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Name: Frank L. Stahl
Born on 29 January 1920 in , Bavaria, Germany, Europe
Deceased on 17 April 2011 in , Fulton County, Georgia, USA, North America
Place(s) of activity:
1938 - 1939

Begins his studies at the ETH in Zurich, but due to the outbreak of World War II he is interned for two years in a labor camp. After being released he works in an engineer's office and attends an evening school to obtain his engineer's degree.


Graduates from the Abend-Technikum in Zurich.


Begins to work for Ammann & Whitney.

1955 - 1967

Project engineer at Amman & Whitney.

1968 - 1976

Associate at Amman & Whitney.

1977 - 1981

Senior Associate at Amman & Whitney.

1978 - 1983

ASTM Vice-Chairman Committee A1 on Steel (1971-1982 Chairman of the subcommitte on steel reinforcement).


ASTM Award of Merit.

1982 - 1993

Chief engineer at Amman & Whitney.


ASCE Innovation in Civil Engineering Award of Merit.


James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation Gold Award.


AISC Prize Bridge, Category Reconstruction, for Golden Gate Bridge deck replacement.


IBC John A. Roebling Medal for lifetime achievement in bridge engineering.

Beginning in 1994

Independent consultant.

Structures and Projects

Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:

chief engineer
project engineer


  1. Stahl, Frank L.: Bridge Rehabilitation. In: Journal of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section [ASCE] v. 5, n. 2, 1990.
  2. Stahl, Frank L.: The Golden Gate Bridge. Backbone of a Transit System. In: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 12/1980, v. 352.
  3. Stahl, Frank L. (1995): Golden Gate Bridge - Performance Under Wind Loading. Presented at: Structures Congress XIII, Boston, Massachusetts, 2-5.4.1995, pp. 1550-1553.
  4. Stahl, Frank L. / Gagnon, Christopher P. (1992): Cable Systems Investigations ot Improve Corrosion Protection for the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge. Presented at: 9th Annual International Bridge Conference, 1992, Paper IBC 92-10.
  5. Stahl, Frank L. / Gagnon, Christopher P. (1996): Cable Corrosion in Bridges and Other Structures. ASCE Press, New York (USA), pp. 225.
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