Guide to the Washington, D.C. Bridges Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1095
Creators:
Meigs, John
Dates:
1900-1905.
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
4.5 Cubic feet
20 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photoprints and negatives documenting the construction of several Washington, D.C. bridges. The Washington Aqueduct Bridge is the subject of most of the images. The Washington Channel Bridge, the Potomac Highway Bridge, and the 11th Street Bridge are also included among the images. Additionally, there is a letterpress book, an employee time book, and a notebook containing diagrams and measurements.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Meigs was a Washington, D.C. civil engineer.

Administration
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Donated in the 1960s to the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History).
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred by the Division of Work and Industry to the Archives Center in 2007.
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Washington, D.C. Bridges Collection, 1900-1905, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Washington (D.C.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rivers -- Washington (D.C.) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bridges -- Washington (D.C.) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of History of Technology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
https://americanhistory.si.edu/archives