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Blair Birdsall Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0175
Abstract

This collection contains the technical and professional documents of consulting engineer Blair Birdsall. Most of the collection are documents pertaining to the multitude of bridges he worked on, including the Golden Gate, Chesapeake Bay, and Brooklyn Bridges, as a consulting engineer or as a design engineer. The collection spans from 1900 to 2002 covering his entire career and also early Steinman Boynton Gronquist & Birdsall and John A. Roebling Sons Engineering companies.

Dates: Inclusive Dates

Civil Engineering Works Photograph Collection

 Item
Identifier: SC Photo-0020
Abstract The collection of photographs illustrate various types of civil engineering works including the Whipple through truss railroad bridge, Pennsylvania through truss bridge, suspension bridges, cantilever bridges, reinforced concrete arch bridges and buttress dams. Among the bridge photographs are included the Brooklyn Bridge, the Firth of Forth Bridge, the Tay Bridge and Niagara Falls “Honeymoon” Bridge collapses, the Pecos River railroad trestle bridge and the “Luten Design” reinforced...
Dates: 1879-1984; Majority of material found within 1879-1984

Professor Mansfield Merriman Lecture Notes Taken by Edgar A. Borhek, 1904

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS0266
Abstract

The lecture notes reflect an interesting view into the field of civil engineering at the turn of the twentieth century. The notes indicate that a student in civil engineering was expected to have a multidisciplinary diversity. Some examples given in the lectures illustrate the broad field of knowledge possessed by Professor Mansfield Merriman.

Dates: 1904

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Lehigh University Special Collections 2
Lehigh University Grant Projects 1
 
Subject
Bridges 2
Civil engineering 2
Notebooks 2
Photographs 2
Railroad bridges 2
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Adams County (Ohio) 1
Alvsborg Bridge (Gothenburg, Sweden) 1
Ambassador International Bridge (Detroit, Michigan) 1
American River Bridge, California 1
Angus L. Macdonald Bridge (Halifax - Dartmouth) 1
Beasley Fork Bridge, Ohio 1
Belleair (Fla.) 1
Belleview Bridge, Belleair, Florida 1
Bidwell Bar Bridge (Oroville, California) 1
Blair Bridge, Montgomery County, Maryland 1
Blaw-Knox Pipe Line Bridge (Charleston, Tennessee) 1
Blueprints 1
Boulder Dam Bridge (AZ) [Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge] 1
Bridge engineering 1
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel (NY) [Hugh L. Carey Tunnel] 1
Bucksport Suspension Bridge (Bucksport, Maine) [Waldo-Hancock Bridge?] 1
Cantilever bridges 1
Cemetery Bridge, Benton Harbor, Michigan 1
Chains 1
Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Maryland) 1
Chester Bridge (Chester, Illinois) 1
Chicago Drainage Canal 1
Cicott Street Bridge, Logansport, Indiana 1
Civil engineering--Study and teaching 1
Columns 1
Composite materials -- Testing 1
Concrete 1
Correspondence 1
Covington-Cincinnati Bridge (Cincinnati, Ohio) [John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge] 1
Dams 1
Daule River Bridge (Guayaquil, Ecuador) [National Unity Bridge] 1
Deer Isle Bridge (Me.) 1
Delaware Memorial Bridge (New Castle, Delaware) 1
Delaware River Bridge (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Dodge Street (Lincoln Highway) Bridge (Omaha, NE) 1
Eads Bridge (Saint Louis, Mo.) 1
East Boston Bridge 1
East Fredericktown Vesta Coal Preparation Plant 1
Erie Canal (N.Y.) 1
Florianopolis Bridge (Hercilio Luz Bridge, Brazil) 1
Forth Bridge (South Queensferry, Scotland : Railroad bridge) 1
Forth Road Bridge (Scotland) 1
Frames 1
Fremont Bridge (Seattle, Wash.) 1
Friction 1
Garden State Parkway (New Jersey) 1
George Washington Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
Glen Canyon Dam (Ariz.) 1
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.) 1
Grand Mère Suspension Bridge (Quebec, Canada) 1
Harlem River (N.Y.) 1
Hartford Bridge. 1
Henry Hudson Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
Hutsonville Bridge (Hutsonville, Illinois) 1
Island Park Bridge, Winfield, Kansas 1
James River Bridge, Virginia 1
Karnali Bridge (Nepal) 1
Lecture notes 1
Lehigh Canal (Pa.) 1
Mackinac Bridge (Mich.) 1
Maldonado Bridge (Uruguay) 1
Manhattan Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
Martin-Pena Canal (Puerto Rico) 1
Materials--Testing 1
Mauch Chunk and Summit Hill Railroad 1
Maumee River Bridge, Waterville, Ohio 1
Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (Ariz. and Nev.) 1
Morris Canal (N.J.) 1
Mount Hope Bridge (Bristol, Rhode Island) 1
Musconetong Tunnel 1
New York State Thruway (New York) 1
Niagara River Bridge 1
Niagara Tunnel 1
Packer Hall 1
Panama Bridge (Panama) [Centennial Bridge?] 1
Panama Canal (Panama) 1
Park Avenue Viaduct (New York, N.Y.) 1
Pecos River Bridge 1
Pecos River High Bridge, Texas 1
Plates (Engineering) 1
Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) 1
Reinforced Concrete 1
Reinforced concrete 1
Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct/Bridge (Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania) 1
Saskatchewan River Bridge, Saskatoon, Canada 1
Sciotoville Railroad Bridge (Sciotoville, Ohio) 1
Severn Bridge (England : Railroad bridge) 1
Shawnee Bridge, Piqua, Ohio 1
St. John’s Bridge (Portland, Oregon) 1
Stability 1
Steel 1
Storebaelt Bridge (Denmark) 1
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Names
Ambursen, Nils Frederick, 1876-1953 1
Champion Bridge Company 1
Drinker, Henry S. (Henry Sturgis), 1850-1937 1
Gardner, David I. 1
Harrington, Howard & Ash Engineers 1