World famous for his major achievement that is the Eiffel Tower, built on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition of 1889 in Paris, Gustave Eiffel is a renown engineer.
He made his first steps during the construction of the Eiffel Bridge in Bordeaux, a 500-meter long bridge that earned him a great success.
Then he built the gigantic Garabit Viaduct, the Maria Pio Bridge in Porto, Portugal, the Budapest train station, and the internal structure of Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty.
The consecration comes in 1889 when the Eiffel Tower is inaugurated. Subsequently, he is hired to build the Porte de France bridge in Grenoble, which he decorates with 68 cast iron dolphins. We presented you two exceptional original dolphins from this bridge in our last blog post "The Object of the Month" .
Today, the name of Eiffel is still internationally known and marks an era, that of great technological innovations.
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