The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Schneider, Charles Conrad

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SCHNEIDER, shnī'dėr, Charles Conrad, American engineer: b. Apolda, Saxony, 24 April 1843; d. 8 Jan. 1916. He was graduated at the Royal Technical School, Chemnitz, Germany, in 1864, came to the United States in 1897 and engaged in locomotive and bridge construction. He was vice-president of the American Bridge Company in 1900-03 and in 1911 became a member of the board of engineers for the Quebec bridge. Among the many bridges he designed and built are the cantilever Fraser River bridge on the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the Niagara cantilever bridge. In 1905 he was president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Author of ‘General Specifications for Railroad Bridges’ (1886); ‘General Specifications for Highway Bridges’ (1901); ‘General Specifications for Structural Steel Work in Buildings’ (1905; new ed., 1910).