Octave Chanute

of Paris, France
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Octave Chanute was a French-born American railway engineer and aviation pioneer. He provided the Wright brothers with help and advice, and helped to publicize their flying experiments. At his death he was hailed as the father of aviation and the heavier-than-air flying machine. Chanute lies buried in Springdale Cemetery in Peoria, Illinois. Read more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octave_Chanute

First Hannibal Bridge (Jackson County, Missouri)
Chief Engineer, 1869
Lost through truss bridge over Missouri River on Railroad in Kansas City
No longer exists

Fort Madison Bridge (Old) (Lee County, Iowa)
Chief Engineer, 1888
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississippi River on Railroad and Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Kinzua Bridge (Original) (McKean County, Pennsylvania)
Designer, 1882
Lost Deck truss bridge over Kinzua Creek on Erie Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

NS - Portage Viaduct (Wyoming County, New York)
Designer, 1875
Deck truss bridge over Genesee River on Norfolk Southern Railway north of Portageville
Open to traffic with speed and weight restrictions; replacement under way

Old Kinzua Bridge (McKean County, Pennsylvania)
designer, 1882
Lost Deck truss bridge over Kinzua Creek on former New York, Lake Erie and Western Railway
Replaced by new bridge

Sibley Railroad Bridge (Old) (Jackson County, Missouri)
Built 1887
Three-span through truss railroad bridge over the Missouri River at Sibley
Replaced