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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

Charles A. Vinscherer Civil Engineering Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0122
Abstract

This manuscript describes observations and comparisons of various waterways engineering structures in eastern United States and the Rhineland of Germany. Detailed notations are made about the structures on the Schuylkill Navigation system above Reading, PA and the Louisville – Portland Canal system.

Dates: 1855 to 1881

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

Construction Photographs of Bridge Over 9th Street in Chester, Pennsylvania

 Collection
Identifier: SC Photo-0002
Abstract

28 black & white photographs documenting the destruction of the old one and construction of the new bridge over 9th Street in Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1925 to 1926.

Dates: 1925-1926

David E. Guise Collection on Bridges

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0345
Abstract

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Dates: 1880-2000

Henry Sylvester Jacoby Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0063
Abstract

Henry S. Jacoby Papers contains diplomas and certificates he received, drawings and illustrations for some of his books, scrapbooks about Lehigh (1872-1877), typescripts of some of his publications, and correspondence to and from the American Railway Engineering Association. The correspondence is of special to any engineer interested in the work involved in formulating a textbook or the forensics of old bridges.

Dates: 1872 - 1944

Howard Soule Jr. Civil Engineer

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS0414
Scope and Contents The collection contains estimates, proposals and designs for bridge projects in 19 New York towns, mostly in the vicinity of Syracuse, New York. The two folio volumes [one large, one smaller] are engineer’s bridge design notebooks most likely compiled in Syracuse, New York, c. 1871-1884 where the Howard Soule Jr. had his association; they consist of pencil sketches, entry notes and calculations with illustrations, estimates and costs. These two volumes document his estimates and proposals...
Dates: 1829 - 1924; Majority of material found within 1869 - 1884

Joseph Phineas Davis Journal of Travels in Cuzco (Peru)

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0305
Abstract

Informative journal of travels in the region of Puno and Cuzco containing information about the Andean culture, indigenous populations, places, topography, Andean Indian ruins and building features. During the Davis exploration of southeastern Peru he was joined by American archaeologist and U.S. Commissioner to Peru, Ephraim George Squier and together they measured and observed with great care the Inca ruins in the Cuzco region.

Dates: May 26 to July 29, 1864

Photo Album of Bridges by G. W. Philips

 Collection — Volume: PHOTO0018.01
Identifier: SC Photo-0018
Abstract The album contains a collection of photographs of six Pennsylvania bridges and several railroad works possibly inspected by G. W. Philips in a period from 1900 to 1930. Perhaps the most well-known Pennsylvania bridge is the multi concrete arch Hyner Bridge over the Susquehanna River near Renovo, Pennsylvania. The Hell Gate Bridge over the East River in New York City is an anomaly among the construction photographs in the album as the only New York bridge. The album is an interesting...
Dates: 1900-1930; Majority of material found within 1900-1930

Photo Album of Hill-to-Hill Bridge Construction

 Collection
Identifier: SC Photo-0035
Abstract

Album contains small black and white photographs many of the siting and building of the Hill-to-Hill Bridge over the Lehigh River connecting the two Bethlehems in Pennsylvania. Also in the album are photographs of young men in graduation gowns, college dorm life and young people cavorting in outdoor activities.

Dates: 1921 - 1924

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Lehigh University Special Collections 13
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Civil engineers 12
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Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 2
Civil engineering--Study and teaching 2
Civil engineers. 2
Correspondence 2
Environmental Engineering 2
Railroad bridges 2
Railroad engineering 2
Scrapbooks 2
Structural engineering 2
Susquehanna River. 2
Adams County (Ohio) 1
Albany (N.Y.) 1
Allegheny River 1
Alvsborg Bridge (Gothenburg, Sweden) 1
Ambassador International Bridge (Detroit, Michigan) 1
American River Bridge, California 1
Angus L. Macdonald Bridge (Halifax - Dartmouth) 1
Auburn, New York 1
Authors 1
Baldwin Universal Testing Machine 1
Beasley Fork Bridge, Ohio 1
Belleair (Fla.) 1
Belleview Bridge, Belleair, Florida 1
Bethlehem (Pa.) 1
Bethlehem (Pa.) -- History 1
Bidwell Bar Bridge (Oroville, California) 1
Binghamton, New York 1
Blair Bridge, Montgomery County, Maryland 1
Blaw-Knox Pipe Line Bridge (Charleston, Tennessee) 1
Boulder Dam Bridge (AZ) [Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge] 1
Bridge builders - Nineteenth century 1
Bridge engineering 1
Bridges - Railway arch truss 1
Bridges - Whipple truss 1
Bridges - iron - Nineteenth century 1
Bridges -- Design and construction 1
Bridges -- Pennsylvania 1
Bridges -- Peru -- Nineteenth century 1
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Bridges – Québec (Province) -- Québec. 1
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Bronx (New York, N.Y.) 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
Bucktail Trail 1
Canadensis (Pa.) 1
Canals 1
Cantilever bridges 1
Cayuga County, New York 1
Cemetery Bridge, Benton Harbor, Michigan 1
Certificates 1
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Chenango Canal, New York 1
Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Maryland) 1
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md. and Washington, D.C.) 1
Chester (Pa.) 1
Chester Bridge (Chester, Illinois) 1
Cicott Street Bridge, Logansport, Indiana 1
Clinton County, Pennsylvania 1
Clippings (information artifacts) 1
Columns 1
Composite materials -- Testing 1
Concrete 1
Construction drawings. 1
Construction workers 1
Correspondences 1
Covington-Cincinnati Bridge (Cincinnati, Ohio) [John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge] 1
Cuzco (Peru) 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
Diplomas 1
Dodge Street (Lincoln Highway) Bridge (Omaha, NE) 1
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East Boston Bridge 1
East Fredericktown Vesta Coal Preparation Plant 1
East River, New York 1
Elwha River 1
Eney deformeter 1
Engineering 1
Engineering drawings 1
Erie Canal (N.Y.) 1
Erie, Pennsylvania 1
Everett Marysville Bridges 1
Felix Dam, Schuylkill River, Berks County, Pennsylvania 1
Ferndale Bridge 1
Florianopolis Bridge (Hercilio Luz Bridge, Brazil) 1
Forth Bridge (South Queensferry, Scotland : Railroad bridge) 1
Forth Road Bridge (Scotland) 1
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Ambursen, Nils Frederick, 1876-1953 1
American Railway Engineering Association 1
Astin, Allen Varley 1
Batcheler, Bowen & Wolverton 1
Beckel Iron Foundry 1
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Beedle, Lynn S. 1
Bethlehem Steel Corporation 1
Bewley, Loyal Vivian 1
Bodine, Alfred V. 1
Champion Bridge Company 1
Chester Creek Bridge 1
Concrete Steel Bridge Company 1
Cornell University 1
Dallman, Martin 1
Eney, William J. 1
Errera, Samuel Joseph. 1
Finn, Bernard S. 1
Fritz, John, 1822-1913 1
Gallagher, Robert Taylor 1
Gardner, David I. 1
Grace, Eugene G. (Eugene Gifford), 1876-1960 1
Harpel, Kenneth 1
Harrington, Howard & Ash Engineers 1
Havercamp's Photographs 1
Hellertown Historical Society 1
Henry Kern Photographer 1
Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record 1
Jacoby, Henry Sylvester, 1857-1955 1
Karakash, John J. 1
Lehigh University 1
Lehigh University – Students. 1
Louisville and Portland Canal Company 1
Luten Bridge Company 1
Luten Engineering Company 1
Luten, Daniel B., 1869-1946 1
M. Deveraux & Son, Charleston, West Virginia 1
Merriman, Mansfield, 1848-1925 1
Muhlenberg, Edward Duchman, 1831-1883 1
National Bridge Company 1
Neville, Harvey A. (Harvey Alexander), 1898-1983 1
Pennsylvania Department of Highways/Transportation 1
Pennsylvania Railroad Company 1
Philips, G. W. 1
Phoenix Bridge Company 1
Sale, Madison 1
Schuylkill Navigation Company 1
Shelton, Thomas J. 1
Slutter, Roger G. 1
Smiley, E. Kenneth 1
Sopko, Richard N. 1
Southern Pacific Railroad Company 1
Stottard, George Dinsmore 1
Stout, Robert D 1
Sutherland, Hale, 1884- 1
Texas and New Orleans Railroad Company 1
Union Canal Company of Pennsylvania 1
Unknown 1
Vinscherer, Charles A. 1
Vogel, Robert M. 1
Walnut Street Bridge (Hellertown, Pa.) 1
Whitaker, Martin Dewey, 1902-1960 1
Worthington, William E. 1
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