Ralph Modjeski – World-famous Bridge Designer and Builder

Our Recording Secretary, Jan S. Plachta, had a unique hobby. For over 20 years he has been traveling around the country to visit all bridges that were built on the North American continent by Ralph Modjeski (1861-1940).

He summarized his knowledge about these wonderful structures in a book titled “Artist in Concrete and Steel – Bridges of Ralph Modjeski.” This book describes 40 existing bridges designed by Ralph Modjeski, that to this day remain as classical examples of bridge engineering.

This book is available in Polish and English language.