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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

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Lehigh University Special Collections 1
Lehigh University Grant Projects 1
 
Subject
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
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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
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
Cicott Street Bridge, Logansport, Indiana 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
East Boston Bridge 1
East Fredericktown Vesta Coal Preparation Plant 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
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
Mackinac Bridge (Mich.) 1
Maldonado Bridge (Uruguay) 1
Martin-Pena Canal (Puerto Rico) 1
Materials--Testing 1
Maumee River Bridge, Waterville, Ohio 1
Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (Ariz. and Nev.) 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
Pecos River Bridge 1
Pecos River High Bridge, Texas 1
Plates (Engineering) 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
Stresses and strains 1
Suspension bridges 1
Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Tacoma, Wash. : 1940) 1
Tay Bridge (Dundee, Scotland : Railroad bridge) 1
Tellicoe River Bridge, Vonore, Tennessee 1
Thousand Islands Bridge (N.Y. and Ont.) 1
Torsion 1
Towers 1
Trusses 1
Verona Island Bridge (ME) [Penobscot Narrows Bridge] 1
Wabash River Bridge, Georgetown, Indiana 1
Walt Whitman Bridge (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 1
Welds 1
West Washington Street Bridge, Indianapolis, Indiana 1
Williamsburg Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
Wires 1
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Names
Ambursen, Nils Frederick, 1876-1953 1
Champion Bridge Company 1
Gardner, David I. 1
Harrington, Howard & Ash Engineers 1
Luten Bridge Company 1