Eugene C. Figg Jr., known for an impressive body of work with concrete segmental bridges, died March 20 in Tallahassee, from an infection following treatment for leukemia. He was 65.
Figg was founder and president of the Figg Engineering Group. The firm is known for designing precast, segmental concrete structures that are aesthetically pleasing, low-cost and easily maintained. Among the firms award-winning structures were the Sunshine Skyway over Tampa Bay, the Linn Cove Viaduct on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina and the 1,650-ft Natchez Trace Parkway, the longest concrete arch bridge in the U.S. figg bridges appeared on the cover of Engineering News-Record 11 times.
Personable and outspoken, Figg was a founding member and past president of the American Segmental Bridge InstituteTrained as an engineer at The Citadel, he was a member of the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Concrete Institute, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute and the Post-Tensioning Institute. He served eight years as a trustee for the National Building Museum.