Query: Bridges
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Records
Creators:
Niagara Falls International Bridge Company and Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company
Dates:
1848-1946
bulk 1890-1929
Size:
8 Cubic feet (22 boxes, 5 map folders)
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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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Bridges
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1818-1941
Size:
1 Cubic foot (consisting of 2 boxes, 1 folder, 3 oversize folders, 2 map case folders, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Bridges
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Bridges forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Raymond E. Wilson Covered Bridge Collection
Creators:
Wilson, Raymond E.
Millington, Ruth H.
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges.
Dates:
1958-1974.
Size:
1.6 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0999
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection relates to covered bridges in America and Europe. It includes hundreds of slides (with index) of photographs of covered bridges; an album of prints of photographs of covered bridges in Germany, Switzerland and Austria; books and pamphlets, both national and regional, about covered bridges; newsletters from covered bridge …

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Benjamin Franklin Bridge Photograph Album
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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Northern Pacific Railroad Bridge Construction Photograph Album
Creators:
Rila, Carter
Ainsworth Bridge Company
Dates:
1883-1884
Size:
0.15 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1030
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of one bound photograph album, 1883-1884, documenting the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad Bridge over the Snake River. The images depict machinery, piers, boats, and construction workers.

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Canadian Bridges Photograph Albums
Creators:
Edwards, Llewellyn Nathaniel, 1873-1952
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 …

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Quebec Bridge Photograph Collection
Creators:
Enterline, Stevenson
Eney, William J.
Quebec Bridge Company.
Dates:
1905-1986
bulk 1905-1916
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1026
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the construction of the first and second Quebec Bridges over the St. Lawrence River. Construction on the first bridge began in 1900 and the bridge collapsed before completion in 1907. Construction on the second Quebec Bridge, which is the longest cantilever bridge in the world, was completed in 1917.

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Lester Shanks Collection of Covered Bridge Photographs and Ephemera
Creators:
Shanks, Lester
Dates:
1876-2010
bulk 1973-2008
Size:
3 Cubic feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1244
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection is comprised of the results of Shanks's research on covered bridges, mostly in America but also covered bridges in Canada and Switzerland. Included are albums containing color photographs of covered bridges, slides of covered bridges, postcards depicting covered bridges; maps, and guidebooks; newsletters, magazines, and newspaper clippings on the subject of covered bridges.

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Modjeski and Masters Company Records
Creators:
Modjeski and Masters
Dates:
1870-1979
bulk 1900-1940
Size:
60 Cubic feet (140 boxes, 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0976
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The records document the work of consulting engineers and bridge builders, Ralph Modjeski (1861-1940) and Frank Masters (1883-1974) of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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E. Lucas Bridges photographs from Tierra del Fuego
Creators:
Bridges, E. Lucas, 1874-1949
Dates:
1900-1910
Size:
10 Copy negatives
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.144
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

This collection includes 10 copy negatives of E. Lucas Bridges photographs from Tierra del Fuego in Argentina made between 1900 and 1910. Bridges was the son of an Anglican missionary and grew up among the Selk'nam (Ona) indigenous people at the southernmost tip of South America. Bridges published The Uttermost Part of the Earth in 1949 documenting his family's experiences in Tierra del Fuego.

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