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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

Robert Blum Olney Bridge Design Class Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0226
Abstract This manuscript contains three bridge design class exercises indicating the instructional process to train engineering students. Specific step-by-step instruction in designing for various railroad bridge spans, building material specifications, structural loads and stresses to be considered as presented in the professor’s lecture. The complete process of calculating the design with comparisons of different conditions, as well as material available, costs incurred of every aspect of the...
Dates: 1891 - 1892

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Lehigh University Special Collections 2
Lehigh University Grant Projects 2
 
Subject
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 2
Cantilever bridges 2
Chains 2
Civil engineers 2
Columns 2
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Composite materials -- Testing 2
Concrete 2
Dams 2
Frames 2
Friction 2
Materials--Testing 2
Notebooks 2
Photographs 2
Plates (Engineering) 2
Reinforced concrete 2
Stability 2
Steel 2
Stresses and strains 2
Suspension bridges 2
Torsion 2
Towers 2
Trusses 2
Welds 2
Wires 2
Adams County (Ohio) 1
Aircraft carriers 1
Aluminum 1
Alvsborg Bridge (Gothenburg, Sweden) 1
Ambassador International Bridge (Detroit, Michigan) 1
American River Bridge, California 1
Angus L. Macdonald Bridge (Halifax - Dartmouth) 1
Arches 1
Automobiles 1
Beams and Girders 1
Beasley Fork Bridge, Ohio 1
Belleair (Fla.) 1
Belleview Bridge, Belleair, Florida 1
Bending 1
Bethlehem (Pa.) 1
Bidwell Bar Bridge (Oroville, California) 1
Biloxi, Mississippi 1
Blair Bridge, Montgomery County, Maryland 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
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
Buildings 1
Cameras 1
Carbon steel 1
Cemetery Bridge, Benton Harbor, Michigan 1
Chesapeake Bay 1
Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Maryland) 1
Chester Bridge (Chester, Illinois) 1
Chicago, Illinois 1
Cicott Street Bridge, Logansport, Indiana 1
Correspondence 1
Covington-Cincinnati Bridge (Cincinnati, Ohio) [John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge] 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
Eyebar pin-connected bridges 1
Fink Truss bridge 1
Flanges 1
Florianopolis Bridge (Hercilio Luz Bridge, Brazil) 1
Forth Bridge (South Queensferry, Scotland : Railroad bridge) 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
Island Park Bridge, Winfield, Kansas 1
James River Bridge, Virginia 1
Karnali Bridge (Nepal) 1
Levees 1
Mackinac Bridge (Mich.) 1
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Names
Ambursen, Nils Frederick, 1876-1953 1
Beedle, Lynn S. 1
Bethlehem Steel Company 1
Champion Bridge Company 1
Eney, William J. 1