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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.

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Girdler Family Records

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0247
Abstract An extensive collection of correspondence, information and genealogical searches made by current family members to trace ancestors into the Seventeenth Century when it is believed the first of the Girdlers came to the American colonies. The early ancestors settled in Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts and were involved in the mariner trade as sailors, masters and captains of merchant ships. Perhaps the most famous was Lewis Girdler, master of the “Betsy” who was a licensed privateer...
Dates: 1783 to 1995; Majority of material found within 1802 to 1915

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Subject
Alvsborg Bridge (Gothenburg, Sweden) 1
Ambassador International Bridge (Detroit, Michigan) 1
Angus L. Macdonald Bridge (Halifax - Dartmouth) 1
Berlin, Germany 1
Bidwell Bar Bridge (Oroville, California) 1
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Blaw-Knox Pipe Line Bridge (Charleston, Tennessee) 1
Blueprints 1
Boston, Massachusetts 1
Boulder Dam Bridge (AZ) [Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge] 1
Bridges 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
Cadiz, Spain 1
California 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 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 Road Bridge (Scotland) 1
Frames 1
Fremont Bridge (Seattle, Wash.) 1
Friction 1
Garden State Parkway (New Jersey) 1
Genealogy 1
George Washington Bridge (New York, N.Y.) 1
Glasgow, Scotland 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
Karnali Bridge (Nepal) 1
London 1
Mackinac Bridge (Mich.) 1
Maldonado Bridge (Uruguay) 1
Marblehead, Massachusetts 1
Mariners 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
Panama Bridge (Panama) [Centennial Bridge?] 1
Park Avenue Viaduct (New York, N.Y.) 1
Plates (Engineering) 1
Railroad bridges 1
Reinforced concrete 1
Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct/Bridge (Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania) 1
San Francisco 1
Sciotoville Railroad Bridge (Sciotoville, Ohio) 1
Severn Bridge (England : Railroad bridge) 1
Ship Captains 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
Thousand Islands Bridge (N.Y. and Ont.) 1
Tile Making 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
Dixey, Richard W., 1809-1860 1
Dixey, Robert Hooper 1
Edmund, Kimball 1
Fisher, Nathaniel, 1742-1812 1
Girdler, Robert Mercer 1