Seyrig, circa 1890.
François Gustave Théophile Seyrig
19 February 1843
|Died||5 July 1923 80)(aged|
|Alma mater||École Centrale Paris|
François Gustave Théophile Seyrig (19 February 1843 to 5 July 1923) was a German engineer, best known for designing bridges.
On 6 October 1868, he founded Eiffel and Company with Gustave Eiffel. Seyrig contributed to the Eiffel and Company project to build the Maria Pia Bridge in Porto, Portugal, which was finished in 1877. Seyrig presented a paper on the bridge to the Société des Ingénieurs Civils in 1878.
Later he worked for the Belgian firm Société Willebroeck in Brussels, and won the competition to build the Dom Luís I Bridge (also in Porto), beating out the project proposed by Eiffel. He began construction in 1881 and the bridge was finished in 1886.
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Events in the year 1877 in Portugal.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Porto, Portugal.
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