Joseph Monier (1823-1906) reinforced concrete

Joseph Monier was a French gardener, and is considered the inventor of reinforced concrete. He made numerous attempts to make sturdy boxes and did this by plastering a network of wire with mortar. In 1867 he also obtained a patent for making concrete planters armed with iron. After that he acquired many patents in the field of reinforced concrete. Unfortunately, he died in poverty.

Main achievements
Pedestrian footbridge in Chazelet (1875).
Water reservoir in Clamart.

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