March 27, 1807 - April 22, 1877
— Co-Founder (1852) and Second President (1867-1868) of the American Society of Civil Engineers —James Pugh Kirkwood was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He came to the United States in 1832 and was appointed Resident Engineer for the Western Railway of Massachusetts, and later the Long Island Railroad. He won recognition for the rapid construction of the Great Starrucca Masonry Viaduct on the Erie Railroad in 1847, after which he became the Railroad's General Superintendent.
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|Date Added||Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00|
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