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Died1969, Pictou County, Canada
SpouseMelissa Bell

Walter A. Bell was born on October 9, 1892, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents were William and Emma Bell. He had two sisters, Mary and Elizabeth. Walter attended the Philadelphia public schools. He graduated from the Central High School in 1910. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1914 with a degree in civil engineering.

Walter began his career as a civil engineer with the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company. He then worked for the Philadelphia Electric Company and the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1920, he joined the engineering firm of Merrick & Company. He became a partner in the firm in 1925.

During his career, Walter designed many bridges and tunnels. He was the chief engineer of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which spans the Delaware River between Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey. He also designed the Walt Whitman Bridge, which spans the Delaware River between Philadelphia and Gloucester City, New Jersey. In addition, he designed the Schuylkill River Bridge, which spans the Schuylkill River between Philadelphia and Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Walter was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Institute of Consulting Engineers. He was also a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Walter retired from engineering in 1957. He died on January 14, 1968, at his home in Haverford, Pennsylvania. He was survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Emma and Elizabeth; and two sons, William and John.

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Died1969, Pictou County, Canada
ProfessionGeologist, Botanist


SpouseMelissa Bell

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