The Civil Engineer/ Albert Flink

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Name: Course: Institution: Date: The Civil Engineer: Albert Fink Albert fink was a US based German-born on October 27, 1827, in Lauterbach, Germany. He was born to Andreas S. and Margherita Fink. He had several siblings of whom his two brothers, Henry and Rudolph also migrated to the United States. Albert was married to his first wife named Mimi who died in childbirth and he married a second wife called Sally Moore Hunt who also died (Milton, 25). Albert studied architecture and civil engineering in the polytechnic at Darmstadt and graduated in 1848 at a time of revolutions in Europe and Germany. He migrated to the United States and worked with Baltimore and Ohio railroad as a draftsman before becoming chief office assistant to Benjamin Latrobe. Fink supervised the construction of bridges and buildings. He oversaw the construction of the nation’s first iron bridges like the Monongahela River in Fairmont, West Virginia. His design of the fink truss was implemented on the bridge, and it was the nation’s longest iron railroad bridge of its time (Milton, 34). Fink was also employed by the Norfolk and Petersburg railway as a consulting engineer and he build the Norfolk, Virginia bridge. After resigning from Baltimore and Ohio railroad, he worked with George Mc Leod, a chief engineer at Louisville and Nashville Railroad as an assistant. He built various bridges including the then longest iron bridge called the Green River bridge in Kentucky, and longest truss bridge of its time at Louisville, Kentucky. Albert fink served as a chief engineer and superintendent during the civil war as numerous bridges and roads were destroyed during the time. He led in the repairing

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