Othmar Ammann (March 26, 1879 - September 22, 1965) was a renowned civil engineer whose designs include:
George Washington Bridge (opened October 24, 1931)
Bayonne Bridge (opened November 15, 1931)
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge (opened April 29, 1939)
Throg's Neck Bridge (opened January 11, 1961)
Verrazano Narrows Bridge (opened November 21, 1964)
He received his engineering education at the Polytechnikum in Zürich, Switzerland, but spent his career working mostly in New York City. He started out working for Gustav Lindenthal but by 1925 had been appointed bridge engineer to the New York Port Authority and his design for a bridge over the Hudson River had been accepted in preference to one developed by Lindenthal. Ultimately, this became the George Washington Bridge. Under Ammann's direction, it was completed six months ahead of schedule for less than the original $60 million budget.