Trésaguet, Pierre Marie Jerome

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b. 1716 Nevers, France
d. 1796 France
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French civil engineer, best known for his system of road construction.
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Born into a family of engineers, Trésaguet made his career in the Corps des Ponts et Chaussées, becoming Inspector-General of the Corps in 1775. He is best known for his improved method of road construction, which involved the use of carefully placed stones in the base with layers of progressively smaller sizes towards the surface. He also emphasized the importance of good drainage as well as regular maintenance. His system was generally adopted throughout France and in neighbouring European countries.
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Further Reading
M.Magnusson (ed.), 1990, Chambers Biographical Dictionary, Edinburgh: W. \& R.Chambers.
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