Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Moisseiff, Leon

ID: 1634
Full Name: Leon Moisseiff
Occupation: Civil Engineer
Gender: M
Nationality: Latvia/US
Birth Date: 1872
Death Date: 1943
Family: Relocation: Born in Latvia, Moisseiff came to New York, NY in 1891 at age 19;
Biographical Information: Work History: Moisseiff was the designer of the ill-fated first Tacoma Narrows Bridge, that failed 11/7/1940, and consulted with Chief Engineer, Joseph Strauss, on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; while with the New York City Bridge Department, he also designed the still-standing Manhattan Bridge, New York, NY;
Countries: Latvia
United States