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Identifier: SC MS 0318
Overview The notes pertain to a Construction class taught by Professor Merriman. The topics covered throughout of the lectures give insight into how construction was viewed in the late 1800s, including accepted building materials and construction methods. The meticulousness of the notes testify to Albert Beardsley Jessup’s diligence as a student. The material is also covered in great detail, which emphasizes Professor Merriman’s expertise in the field of civil engineering.
Identifier: SC MS 0120
Overview The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company was a prominent coal mining and shipping company first established in 1820 with the merger of the Lehigh Coal Mining Company and the Lehigh Navigation Company, both of which operated in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania beginning in 1818. The Company owned and operated an extensive system of coalmines in Pennsylvania’s Carbon and Schuylkill Counties, two canals, and several railroads and railways. The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company is credited...
Identifier: SC MS 0367
Overview Detailed drawings of the structural members of a historic cast-iron Pratt-truss bridge which the students of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Lehigh University used for refurbishing and reconstructing the bridge in a public park in nearby Hellertown, Pennsylvania.