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Roebling, Charles Gustavus, 1849-1918
Roebling, Ferdinand W. (Ferdinand William), 1842-1917
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
John A. Roebling's Sons Company
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Dates:
1836-1975
bulk 1930-1950
Size:
18.5 Cubic feet (62 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0981
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the work of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company, builders of bridges. The materials consist primarily of photograph albums documenting some of the bridges, tramways, ski lifts and chair lifts that Roebling's Sons Company was involved with. The documentation also includes specifications, patents, and reference materials about the engineering process of building bridges and bridges in general.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company.
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1890-1915, undated.
Size:
2.33 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1080
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The photographic images in this collection are largely of railway bridge construction and other properties owned by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company at the turn of the twentieth century. Images are of two distinct projects (mostly construction) taken in and around the St. Louis, Missouri area (1890-1900): of a bridge project (name and location unknown) spanning 1902-1903; and of the construction of the Metropolis Bridge (that crosses the Ohio River at Metropolis, Illinois, about 12 miles south of Paducah, Kentucky) between 1914-1915. For the latter project Ralph Modjeski originally served as consultant engineer and then as chief civil engineer of construction. There are also negatives of unidentified bridge construction.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1922-1926.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1029
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Sixty-six pages from a photograph album compiled by an anonymous photographer, documenting the Philadelphia-Camden or Delaware River Bridge, now called the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

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Edwards, Llewellyn N., 1873-1952
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Dates:
1873-1911
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1025
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of two photograph albums documenting two Canadian drawbridges. One album, covering the years 1889 to 1911, documents the Coteau Bridge in Quebec. The Coteau Bridge crosses the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. It includes images of the bridge, the construction crew and machinery. The other album, covering the years 1873 to 190...

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Merker, Walter H., Jr.
PCC and St. L Railroad
Dates:
1925-1928
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1079
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of photographic prints of railroad construction in Pierron, St. Jacob, and Collinsville, Illinois, from 1925-1927.

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1867-1927
Size:
1 Cubic foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1468
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains stereographs by various makers. Most depict trains, railroads and railroad related subjects such as railyards, railroad bridges, elevated trains.

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Creators:
Niagara Falls International Bridge Company and Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company
Dates:
1848-1946
bulk 1890-1929
Size:
8 Cubic feet (22 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1060
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, bridge construction and condition reports, financial records, and other materials created by or concerning the Niagara Falls International Bridge Company and the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company (NFSB). The main focus of the collection is company administration and the daily operation of a series of bridges connecting the U.S. and Canada over the Niagara Gorge.

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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
Foundation Company (The).
Dates:
1887-1969
Size:
9 Cubic feet (17 boxes, 28 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0974
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These records include sketches, drawings, blueprints, contracts, and reports relating to highway and railroad bridges, tunnels, subways, mine shafts, canals and waterways, dams, concrete buildings, concrete construction, derricks and derrick barges, cranes, caissons and caisson construction, air locks, pumps, jacks, engines, and turbines; also phot...

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History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Smith, Lawrence Talma, 1899-
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
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Dates:
circa 1927-1966
Size:
0.6 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0988
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection includes engineering reports, contract specifications, construction photographs, and drawings for South Park Commissioners and Chicago Park District projects, 1927, 1931, 1935-1940; Ohio Turnpike projects, 1951; railway bridges, 1953-1954; and Northern Illinois Toll Highway projects, 1954-1956. Also included are a copy of Smith's the...

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Creators:
Hutton, William R., 1826-1901
Dates:
1830-1965
Size:
30 Cubic feet (33 boxes, 21 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0987
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document the life and work of William R. Hutton, a civil engineer during the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Materials include diaries, notebooks, correspondence, letterpress copy book, printed materials, publications, specifications, photographs, drawings, and maps that document the construction of several architectural and engineering projects during this period. Most notable are the records containing information related to the construction of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Hudson River Tunnel, the Washington Aqueduct, the Kanawha River Canal, and the Washington/Harlem River Bridge. There are also several records about railroads in the state of Maryland, the District of Columbia and elsewhere, including the Western Maryland Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Colorado Midlands Railway, Baltimore and Drum Point Railroad, the Northern Adirondack Railroad, and the Pittsfield and Williamstown Railroad. The records can be used to track the progression of these projects, and engineering innovation during the late 1800s to the early 1900s.

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