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Othmar Ammann

Othmar Ammann (March 26 1879 - September 22 1965) was a renowned civil engineer whose designs include: He received his engineering education at the Polytechnikum in Zürich, Switzerland, but spent his career working mostly in New York City. He started out working for Gustav Lindenthal but by 1925 had been appointed bridge engineer to the New York Port Authority and his design for a bridge over the Hudson River had been accepted in preference to one developed by Lindenthal. Ultimately, this became the George Washington Bridge. Under Ammann's direction, it was completed six months ahead of schedule for less than the original $60 million budget.

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