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Amand Struve

Amand Struve

Amand Struve (Аманд Єгорович Струве, Аманд Егорович Струве) (30 May, 1835 - 12 September, 1898) was a Baltic German engineer who worked in Kiev, Russian Empire (now Ukraine). He is not known much outside of Kiev, and mostly to specialists.

He is now famed for constructing the: Struve Railroad Bridge, central sewarage system, horse-pulled railway in Kiev, the Kiev tram, the first electric tramway in the Russian Empire, and a gas-powered street lighting system.

His relatives, which consisted of diplomats, engineeres, government officials, military personnel, and others, moved into Russia in the 17th century. When he finished the main artillery school, he entered the army service. But the army career didn't satisfy him and he went off to study at the Nikolayivsky Engineer Academy.

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