Robert Maillart

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Maillart, Robert (1872–1940). Swiss engineer who evolved designs for bridges using curved reinforced-concrete members. He also designed columns with mushroom-shaped tops to support floor-slabs which he used in the Giesshübel Warehouse, Zürich (1910). It is for his bridges that he will be remembered, notably the Rhine, Tavanasa (1905), Valtschielbach, Donath (1925), and Salginatobel, Schiers (1930), bridges, all in Switzerland.

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