Fritz Stüssi

Fritz Stüssi made significant contributions to the development of bridge construction. He studied at the ETH Zurich, and in his postdoctoral lectures he was able to point to his involvement in what was then the world’s largest bridge structure, the 1.7-kilometer Kill van Kull arch bridge connecting New Jersey with Staten Island in New York, which opened in 1931.
His publications include seven textbooks and 178 papers in technical journals dealing with both tilt and buckling problems, ultimate load determinations, and special problems in civil and military structural engineering – Stüssi was also chief of genius for a Swiss army corps – in steel, aluminum, and wood.
Among his publications, the most significant are the two-volume work of his lectures on structural statics and supporting structures in aluminum and the volume on design and calculation of steel structures.

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