Albert Fink

Civil engineer, Inventor

1827 – 1897

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Who was Albert Fink?

Albert Fink was a German-born civil engineer who worked in the United States. He is best known for his railroad bridge designs, which helped revolutionize the use of iron for American railroad bridge construction. He devised the Fink truss and many truss bridges, especially the Fink-Type Truss Bridge.

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Born
Oct 27, 1827
Lauterbach
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Germany
Profession
Employment
  • Benjamin Henry Latrobe, II
  • Chief engineer, Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Died
Apr 3, 1897
Ossining
Resting place
Cave Hill Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013