This one will be short, sweet and to the point.
Squire Whipple was born in Hardwick, Massachusetts back in 1804. At the age of 13 his family moved to New York. He attended Fairfield Academy and then on to Union College. He must have been an exceptional student as he graduated just a year later.
He died in 1888 at 83. What he accomplished during those years is nothing short of amazing, for you see he was a Civil Engineer. He held two patents Number 2,064 and 134,338. What he is best noted for was bridge building. In fact the Whipple Cast and Wrought Iron Bowstring Trues Bridge is still standing over Norman’s Kill near Albany, New York. It is still in use but the thing about that bridge is there is no weight limit. Some of his designs were sued to help design the Erie Canal. Another one of his inventions was the lift draw bridge. Until tomorrow the next time you go across a bridge think of ole Squire. Keep that smile on your face and pass it on to someone in need