Eugene C. Figg (August 4, 1936 – March 20, 2002) was an American structural engineer who made numerous contributions to the field of structural engineering, especially in the design of the cable-stayed bridge and the use of the segmental concrete construction method.
During his career, he brought the use of the segmental method for spanning large gaps to the United States with the assistance of his Paris-based partner, Jean M. Muller. His affiliation with Muller, begun at Figg and Muller Engineers (founded in 1978), allowed him to gain valuable insight into the application of pre-cast segmental bridge construction methods to the domestic market. When they coupled this construction method with cable-stayed supports, Mueller and Figg effectively increased the use of concrete in longer span bridge proposals.
He formed his own engineering firm, the Figg Engineering Group, still operating and based in Tallahassee. Figg also founded the American Segmental Bridge Institute in 1989, and served four years as a trustee at the National Building Museum.
In 2000, Figg was honored with the John A. Roebling Medal for his outstanding lifetime achievement in bridge engineering.
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