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Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany — Central Europe
 

Heinrich Gerber

 
 
Heinrich Gerber Marker - wide view, looking south image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 31, 2022
1. Heinrich Gerber Marker - wide view, looking south
Inscription.  
Heinrich Gerber
+ 1832 zu Hof in Bayern
† 3·1·1912 zu München
Der Schöpfer der Auslegerbrücken dessen Bahnbrechende Arbeiten der Brückenbaukunst neue Wege erschlossen

(English translation:)

Heinrich Gerber
Born 1832 in Hof in Bavaria
Died January 3, 1912 in Munich
The creator of the cantilever bridge, whose groundbreaking work in the art of bridge design opened up new possibilities

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsScience & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is January 3, 1912.
 
Location. 49° 53.738′ N, 10° 53.629′ E. Marker is in Bamberg, Bayern (Bavaria). Marker is on Luitpoldstraße, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bamberg BY 96052, Germany. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Main Watch (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Martinskirche / St. Martin Church (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Friedrich von Brenner (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Carl Friedrich Kunz (approx.
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0.4 kilometers away); Catharinakapelle / Catherina Chapel (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Juliana Marc (approx. half a kilometer away); Dr. Georg Michael von Weber (approx. half a kilometer away); Christoph Clavius (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bamberg.
 
Also see . . .  Heinrich Gerber (civil engineer) (Wikipedia).
Overview: Heinrich Gerber (Johann Gottfried Heinrich Gerber; November 18, 1832 in Hof, Bavaria – January 3, 1912 in Munich, Germany) was a German civil engineer and inventor of the Gerber girder. He received several patents for his systems for building bridges.

Innovation: In his subsequent time in Nuremberg, he was working on continuous structural systems, which could be calculated more easily. In 1866 he was awarded the Bavarian patent ″Balkenträger mit freiliegenden Stützpunkten″ (girder with exposed bases). This cantilever bridge system was first realized in 1867 at a bridge over the Regnitz at Bamberg and in the Main Bridge in Haßfurt. This construction spread rapidly and became known worldwide as Gerber Beam.
(Submitted on January 8, 2023.) 
 
Heinrich Gerber Marker - wide view, looking south image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 31, 2022
2. Heinrich Gerber Marker - wide view, looking south
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2023, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2023, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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