Albert Caquot

The engineer and scientist Albert Caquot graduated from the renowned Ecole polytechnique and the Ecole nationale des Ponts et Chaussees. After finishing his studies, he was briefly employed by the French Bridge and Road Administration. Then, in 1912, he became a partner in the consulting and civil engineering firm Considère, Pelnard et Caquot.

From the time he joined this company as a partner, Caquot was able to make an internationally known and important name for himself as a designer and builder of reinforced concrete and concrete arch bridges. Bridges built by him include the Pont de la Caille between Allonzier-la-Caille and Cruseilles in Haute-Savoie, the Pont sur la Penzec and the Pont de la Tournelle over the Seine.

During this time, he also published numerous works in the fields of strength theory, applied mathematics, concrete and reinforced concrete, earth engineering mechanics, fatigue phenomena and structural analysis.

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