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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

Delaware River Bridge Construction Photographs, 1921-1926

 Collection
Identifier: SC Photo-0007
Abstract Delaware River Bridge (also known as the Benjamin Franklin Bridge from 1956) construction photographs (circa 1921-1926) contain 208 photographs and one fiscal report dated 1928. Each of these items relate to the Delaware River Bridge connecting Philadelphia, PA to Camden, N.J. The subjects of the photographs are various on site construction views, several artist’s renderings of the proposed bridge and some neighborhood demolition views. An annual report of 21 pages by the Joint...
Dates: 1921-1926

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Subject
Alvsborg Bridge (Gothenburg, Sweden) 1
Ambassador International Bridge (Detroit, Michigan) 1
Angus L. Macdonald Bridge (Halifax - Dartmouth) 1
Benjamin Franklin Bridge (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Bidwell Bar Bridge (Oroville, California) 1
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Blaw-Knox Pipe Line Bridge (Charleston, Tennessee) 1
Blueprints 1
Boulder Dam Bridge (AZ) [Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge] 1
Bridges 1
Bridges -- Delaware River (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.) 1
Bridges -- Design and construction 1
Bridges -- New Jersey -- Camden 1
Bridges -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 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
Bucksport Suspension Bridge (Bucksport, Maine) [Waldo-Hancock Bridge?] 1
Caissons 1
Cantilever bridges 1
Chains 1
Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Maryland) 1
Chester Bridge (Chester, Illinois) 1
Civil engineering 1
Civil engineers 1
Columns 1
Composite materials -- Testing 1
Concrete 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
Delaware Memorial Bridge (New Castle, Delaware) 1
Delaware River (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.) 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 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
Iron and steel bridges 1
Karnali Bridge (Nepal) 1
Mackinac Bridge (Mich.) 1
Maldonado Bridge (Uruguay) 1
Martin-Pena Canal (Puerto Rico) 1
Materials--Testing 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
Photographs 1
Plates (Engineering) 1
Railroad bridges 1
Reinforced concrete 1
Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct/Bridge (Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania) 1
Sciotoville Railroad Bridge (Sciotoville, Ohio) 1
Severn Bridge (England : Railroad bridge) 1
St. John’s Bridge (Portland, Oregon) 1
Stability 1
Steel 1
Storebaelt Bridge (Denmark) 1
Stresses and strains 1
Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Tacoma, Wash. : 1940) 1
Thousand Islands Bridge (N.Y. and Ont.) 1
Torsion 1
Towers 1
Trusses 1
Verona Island Bridge (ME) [Penobscot Narrows Bridge] 1
Walt Whitman Bridge (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 1
Welds 1
Williamsburg Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
Wires 1
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Names
American Cable Company, Inc. 1
Bethlehem Steel Company 1
Delaware Bridge Joint Commission of the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey 1
Keystone State Construction Company 1
Martin, Edward, 1879-1967 1