Leffert Lefferts Buck
and the Flag at Lookout Mountain

Page Two


The Ogdensburg Advance 1861 (continued):

Newspaper article part 2

After the war Leffert Buck entered Rensselaer Polytech (RPI) and became a brilliant engineer and bridge builder. He did his apprenticeship in the construction of the Croton Aqueduct in NYC. His first retainer was on the Oroya Railroad in Peru. Later he built bridges in South America and Mexico. He became famous for building the Williamsburg Bridge connecting NYC to Brooklyn, the International Suspension Bridge at Niagra Falls and the Steel Arch Bridge across the Niagra Falls Gorge as well as numerous other railroad bridges.

Leffert married later in life in 1902. He proposed to his bride, Mira Rebecca Gould from Paducah, Kentucky, on the Williamsburg Bridge.

Leffert died in 1909.


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