Squire Whipple

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

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

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning James. Squire had a knack for bridge building. Enjoy your day!

Dec 15, 2017 04:12 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, James Dray what a great contribution to and for everyone.... 

Dec 15, 2017 04:24 AM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Wow....we  have a few lifting bridges in downtown Milwaukee...now I know who invented them !

Dec 15, 2017 04:31 AM #3
Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I always marvel when I cross a bridge to consider the magnitude of building something that grand!  Thank you -

Dec 15, 2017 04:57 AM #4
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

With our infrastructure crumbling it is nice to know someone could build something still standing and working well.

Dec 15, 2017 05:04 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like quite the smart man, graduating college in one year is quite the feat.

Dec 15, 2017 05:22 AM #6
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No weight limit? I would like to give that one a test!

Dec 15, 2017 05:26 AM #7
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James... another unsung "hero" of our country's history. Where do you find them?

Dec 15, 2017 05:33 AM #8
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Now I know whom to blame in the summer trying to cross a few of those lift bridges on the canal!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 15, 2017 07:07 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I really enjoyed this one. So difficult to comprehend how very creative some folks are.

Dec 15, 2017 07:59 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We are fans of bridges.  When we lived in Napa, they had a really lovely draw bridge.  It was fun to see it rise.  Then they built a new one...A

Dec 15, 2017 08:40 AM #11
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow James another great history lesson on someone that was great and saw things before anyone else figure it out.


Dec 15, 2017 08:50 AM #12
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - I will remember this as I look at the wonder of the Erie Canel. 

Dec 15, 2017 10:10 AM #13
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray  - I really enjoyed reading about Squire Whipple!  Where would we be without bridges?

Dec 15, 2017 01:27 PM #14
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

Amazing! I would enjoy seeing the reason behind the solidity of his designs. Thanks for sharing!

Dec 16, 2017 09:51 PM #15
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