EIFFEL, Alexandre Gustave

Born in Dijon, Gustave Eiffel studied at the École Polytechnique and the École Centrale in Paris.
Eiffel founded his own ironworks company in 1865, and soon gained a reputation for his unique designs and attention to detail. His most notable works include: the Douro River Bridge in Porto, Portugal, which was completed in 1876 and used until 1991; the Garabit Viaduct in southern France, completed i…