Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: SC MS 0345
Identifier: SC Photo-0001
Abstract This collection contains an incomplete series of photographs taken by Andrew J. Russell under the direction of Herman Haupt. These photographs capture different methods for the construction and deconstruction of bridges and other engineering projects implemented during the Civil War to aid military transportation. These photographs are described in detail by Haupt in the accompanying text volume. A series of images, many of which appear to be illustrations of scenes depicted in the...
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
Identifier: SC photo-0021
Abstract John Reid, the acknowledged photographer of this picture, was in his lifetime known as a pioneer photographer of the “Iron Horse” (steam locomotives). He introduced the convention of taking the photographs “from a position just ahead of the smoke box” in the late 1850s. This angle is apparent in this photograph as the 4-4-0 steam locomotive positioned on the Harlem Bridge. The bridge is an example of a Post box-truss type developed by Simeon S. Post in 1863. Based on information printed...
Dates: Circa 1867-1871
Identifier: SC MS 0226
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1891 - 1892