Alumni Hall of Fame
Class of 1923
Civil Engineer, Bridge Builder
Distinguished bridge engineer Milton Brumer was chief engineer in charge of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world (4,260 ft.) in 1965.
He also built the Throgs Neck Bridge and the George Washington Bridge in New York, and was chief engineer of the suspension for the Walt Whitman Bridge in Philadelphia.
For over 40 years he held prime responsibility for major engineering projects throughout the world. A leading contributor to the development of high-speed turnpike design and construction, Brumer was engineer and tunnel designer of the seven original tunnels of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
While known mostly for his work on bridges and turnpikes, he was associated with many outstanding projects, including serving as chief engineer and consultant on a variety of harbor facilities.
Brumer joined the consulting firm of Ammann and Whitney, premier bridge building company, in 1944. He was made partner in 1949, and became president in 1965.