Alfred P. Boller

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Alfred P. Boller
Born(1840-02-23)February 23, 1840
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 9, 1912(1912-12-09) (aged 72)
East Orange, New Jersey
ProjectsThird Market Street Bridge
Madison Avenue Bridge
145th Street Bridge
Macombs Dam Bridge
Putnam Bridge
University Heights Bridge

Alfred Pancoast Boller (February 23, 1840 – December 9, 1912)[1][2] was a civil engineer and bridge designer. He was the chief engineer on several bridge building projects during the late 1800 and early 1900s. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States, Boller graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He co-founded an engineering company, Boller & Hodge, that was based in New York City. Boller designed the third Market Street Bridge in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, several swing bridges over the Harlem River in New York City and the Connecticut River Bridge in Connecticut. He was also the chief engineer of Manhattan's elevated railroads.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Universal Cyclopædia & Atlas, 1902, New York, D. Appleton & Co.
  2. ^ a b "Alfred P. Boller Dies; Ex-Chief Engineer of Manhattan Elevated Railroad Was 72 Years Old". The New York Times. December 11, 1912. p. 13. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
  3. ^ "Connecticut's Historic Highway Bridges". Connecticut Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
  4. ^ "University Heights Bridge: Historic Overview". Eastern Roads. Archived from the original on 22 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-25.