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Lecture notes taken by Albert Beardsley Jessup in Mansfield Merriman Civil Engineering class

 Collection
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.

Photo Album of Bridges by G. W. Philips

 Collection — Volume: PHOTO0018.01
Identifier: SC Photo-0018
Overview The album contains a collection of photographs of six Pennsylvania bridges and several railroad works possibly inspected by G. W. Philips in a period from 1900 to 1930. Perhaps the most well-known Pennsylvania bridge is the multi concrete arch Hyner Bridge over the Susquehanna River near Renovo, Pennsylvania. The Hell Gate Bridge over the East River in New York City is an anomaly among the construction photographs in the album as the only New York bridge. The album is an interesting...

Robert Blum Olney Bridge Design Class Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0226
Overview This manuscript contains three bridge design class exercises indicating the instructional process to train engineering students. Specific step-by-step instruction in designing for various railroad bridge spans, building material specifications, structural loads and stresses to be considered as presented in the professor’s lecture. The complete process of calculating the design with comparisons of different conditions, as well as material available, costs incurred of every aspect of the...