Leon S. Moisseiff, Bridge Builder and Jewish Writer, Dead
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Leon S. Moisseiff, Bridge Builder and Jewish Writer, Dead

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Leon S. Moisseiff, 70, one of the world’s leading authorities on bridge construction, who came to this country in 1891 from Riga as a Jewish immigrant boy, was buried yesterday at the Mt. Hebron cemetery here. He died during the week-end at his summer home, in Belmar, New Jersey.

Moisseiff wrote in the New York Yiddish press under the pen-name M. Leontieff. He built America’s biggest bridges and in 1940 was named chairman of a structural steel welding research committee organized by the Engineering Foundation. He is credited, among other things, with having developed the now universally accepted deflection theory of suspension bridges.

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