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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

Fritz Engineering Laboratory “Project 237” Documents

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0143
Abstract “Project 237” was created by the Lehigh University Department of Civil Engineering for the purpose of recording Fritz Engineering Laboratory research history. During the decades, especially from the earliest days of the first decade (1910) of operation to the mid 1980s, Fritz Engineering Laboratory was a center of important civil engineering research doing research that would be included in the nation’s building specifications such as AASHTO, ACI, ASTM, AWS. The Lab was known worldwide for...
Dates: 1952-2007

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Lehigh University Grant Projects 2
Lehigh University Special Collections 1
 
Subject
Bridges 2
Cantilever bridges 2
Chains 2
Civil engineering 2
Columns 2
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Concrete 2
Frames 2
Friction 2
Materials--Testing 2
Plates (Engineering) 2
Railroad bridges 2
Reinforced concrete 2
Stability 2
Steel 2
Stresses and strains 2
Suspension bridges 2
Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Tacoma, Wash. : 1940) 2
Torsion 2
Towers 2
Trusses 2
Welds 2
Wires 2
Aircraft carriers 1
Aluminum 1
Aluminum Bridges 1
Alvsborg Bridge (Gothenburg, Sweden) 1
Ambassador International Bridge (Detroit, Michigan) 1
Angus L. Macdonald Bridge (Halifax - Dartmouth) 1
Arches 1
Automobiles 1
Baldwin Universal Testing Machine 1
Beams and Girders 1
Bending 1
Bethlehem (Pa.) 1
Bidwell Bar Bridge (Oroville, California) 1
Biloxi, Mississippi 1
Blaw-Knox Pipe Line Bridge (Charleston, Tennessee) 1
Blueprints 1
Bolts and nuts 1
Boulder Dam Bridge (AZ) [Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge] 1
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel (NY) [Hugh L. Carey Tunnel] 1
Bruce G. Johnston Professorship 1
Bucksport Suspension Bridge (Bucksport, Maine) [Waldo-Hancock Bridge?] 1
Buildings 1
Cameras 1
Carbon steel 1
Chesapeake Bay 1
Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Maryland) 1
Chester Bridge (Chester, Illinois) 1
Chicago, Illinois 1
Civil engineers 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
Deflection 1
Deformation 1
Delaware Memorial Bridge (New Castle, Delaware) 1
Delaware River Bridge (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Detroit, Michigan 1
Dodge Street (Lincoln Highway) Bridge (Omaha, NE) 1
Dredges 1
Dundee, Scotland 1
East Boston Bridge 1
East Fredericktown Vesta Coal Preparation Plant 1
Edinburgh, Scotland 1
Electronics 1
Flanges 1
Florianopolis Bridge (Hercilio Luz Bridge, Brazil) 1
Forth Road Bridge (Scotland) 1
Fremont Bridge (Seattle, Wash.) 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
Hartford Bridge. 1
Henry Hudson Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
Hooks 1
Hutsonville Bridge (Hutsonville, Illinois) 1
Hydraulic structures 1
Karnali Bridge (Nepal) 1
Levees 1
Mackinac Bridge (Mich.) 1
Maldonado Bridge (Uruguay) 1
Martin-Pena Canal (Puerto Rico) 1
Mathematical models 1
Mount Hope Bridge (Bristol, Rhode Island) 1
New York State Thruway (New York) 1
Niagara River Bridge 1
Notebooks 1
Panama Bridge (Panama) [Centennial Bridge?] 1
Park Avenue Viaduct (New York, N.Y.) 1
Photographic prints 1
Photographs 1
Pisa, Italy 1
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Names
Beedle, Lynn S. 2
Eney, William J. 2
Fritz Engineering Laboratory 2
Lehigh University. Department of Civil Engineering 2
Bethlehem Steel Company 1