Squire Whipple Biography
Birthday: September 16, 1804 (Virgo)
Born In: Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA
Squire Whipple was an American civil engineer, famously known as the ‘Father of Iron Bridge building in America’. He was an original craftsman who started observing the art of construction from his childhood. He was the son of a farmer and developed a keen interest in construction and the materials used for it. After graduation, he acquired training in the construction of canals and railroads and soon made his way to become one of the finest engineers of all time. He encouraged the use of iron as the core material for building bridges instead of wood to increase the stability and strength of the bridge. He popularized the use of science in engineering and modernized the concept of bridge construction through his determined efforts. His patents were the proof of his ability to design and transform his ideas into real world entities. Even today, his ingenuity is enlightening the world as one of the oldest iron bridges built on his patented design is still intact in America. He revolutionized the field of civil engineering through his new breakthroughs in the domain of bridge construction. He marked the beginning of a new era for civil engineers and thus became the ‘Father of Iron Bridge building in America’.