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Identifier: SC MS 0171
Abstract This collection is a single family’s involvement in the development of bridge building in 19th century America. The perspective is of a family of New England itinerant entrepreneur bridge builders. The types of bridges noted are specifically the truss and cantilever styles, illustrated with blueprints, drawings and photographs. The correspondence is between family members working for several bridge fabricating companies. The range of time primarily from the mid 1850s to 1905 shows the...
Dates: 1836 to 1905
Found in: Lehigh University Special Collections