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Fritz Leonhardt (1909-1999)

Civil Engineer, Professor

Biography

1909 born in Stuttgart
1927-1931 Studies of civil engineering at the TH Stuttgart
1932/1933 Studies in the USA, study trip in the USA and Mexico
1934/1935 Bridge department of the Reichsautobahnen (OBR) in Stuttgart
1935 Change to the Reichsverkehrsministerium (Ministry of transports) in Berlin
1935 State exam for superior civil service
1938 Ph. D. at the TH Stuttgart
1938-1941 Construction site management at the Rhine bridge Köln-Rodenkirchen
1939-1945 Civil engineer studio in Munich
1939-1941 Consultant of the "Generalbaurat für die Hauptstadt der Bewegung"
1943/1944 Head of the Organisation Todt (OT) in Estonia
1944/1945 Head of department of the Organisation Todt (OT) in Munich
1947 Reestablishment of the civil engineer studio
1953 Founding of the civil engineer studio Leonhardt & Andrä in Stuttgart
1958-1974 Full professor for solid construction at the TH Stuttgart
ab 1970 Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner Beratende Ingenieure GmbH
1999 passed away in Stuttgart

Works

Highway overbridge Jungingen/Schwäbische Alb 1934
Sulzbachtal Bridge Denkendorf 1934-1936
Rhine bridge Cologne-Rodenkirchen 1938-1941
Support structure planing main station Munich 1940-1942
Support structure planing Rhine bridge Cologne-Deutz 1946/1947
Support structure planing Rhine bridge Cologne-Mühlheim 1949-1951
Prestressed concrete bridge Heilbronn-Böckingen 1950
Consulting Theodor-Heuss-Brücke, Kniebrücke, Oberkasseler Brücke Düsseldorf 1952-1973
TV tower Stuttgart (with Erwin Heinle and Herta-Maria Witzemann) 1954-1956
Consulting Severinsbrücke Cologne 1956-1960
Pedestrian bridge Schillersteg Stuttgart 1961
Design Monocable suspension bridge near Emmerich 1961
Consulting TV tower Hamburg 1964-1968
Support structure planing Caroni bridge Puerto Ordaz/Venezuela 1965
Support structure planing German Pavilion Expo ´67 Montreal 1966/1967
Support structure planing roofing Olympic stadium Munich 1968-1972
Consulting General Artigas bridge between Cólon/Argentinia and Paysandú/Uruguay 1972-1977
Cable-stayed bridge between Pasco and Kennewick crossing Columbia River/USA 1975-1978
Consulting Kochertal bridge 1976-1978
Support structure planing TV tower Mannheim 1979
Support structure planing railway bridge Gemünden 1981-1984
Consulting Gualdquivir-Brücke "La Cartuja" Sevilla 1988-1992

Further reading

written by Fritz Leonhardt:
Spannbeton für die Praxis. Berlin 1955, Reprint Berlin 2001
Vorlesungen über Massivbau. 6 vol. Berlin, Heidelberg 1973-1980
Ingenieurbau. Darmstadt 1974, 2. erw. Aufl. unter dem Titel: Der Bauingenieur und seine Aufgaben. Stuttgart 1974
Baumeister in einer umwälzenden Zeit. Stuttgart 1984
Brücken. Darmstadt 1984
written about Fritz Leonhardt:
Julia Cozzi: Fritz Leonhardt e la sua filosofia costruttiva: Ingegnere o architetto? (Diss.) Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Dipartimento di Costruzione dell'Architettura 1996/1997
Wilhelm Zellner: Fritz Leonhardt (1909-1999). Ein Leben als Bauingenieur. In: VDI-Gesellschaft Bautechnik. Jahrbuch 2001, Bd. 13. Düsseldorf 2001, S. 289-342
Fraunhofer Informationszentrum Raum und Bau (IRB): Literaturdokumentation Ingenieure. Fritz Leonhardt. Stuttgart 2002
Dietrich W. Schmidt: Die Baukunst der Türme, Brücken, Tragwerke und der Begriff des Ästhetischen. Fritz Leonhardt (1909-1999) In: Bundesingenieurkammer (Hg.): Ingenieurbaukunst in Deutschland. Jahrbuch 2003/2004. Hamburg 2003, S. 120-129
Klaus Stiglat: Bauingenieure und ihr Werk. Berlin 2004, S. 232-241
Joachim Kleinmanns, Christiane Weber (Hrsg.): Fritz Leonhardt 1909-1999. Die Kunst des Konstruierens. The art of engineering. Stuttgart 2009