William Barclay Parsons


Journal Article

William Barclay Parsons was a prominent engineer in New York City, born in 1859. He studied at Columbia College. During his early years after graduation, Parsons worked briefly for the Erie railroad. He was a roadmaster of its New York Greenwood Lake division. In 1885, Parsons and Harry de Berkeley Parsons, his younger brother, opened up their won consulting engineering office in New York. Both of them cooperated on such projects as bridges, hydroelectric plants, and New York's mass-transportation problem.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Petroski, H

Published Date

  • July 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 96 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 280 - 283

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-0996

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1511/2008.73.3825

Citation Source

  • Scopus