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Creators:
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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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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Creators:
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company.
Dates:
1890-1915, undated.
Size:
2.33 Cubic feet (7 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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Creators:
Looney, Charles Thomas George, 1906-1987
Dates:
1917-1971.
Size:
9.1 Cubic feet (29 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1084
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers of Charles T. G. Looney contain handbooks, lectures, manuals, pamphlets, regulations reports, and research bulletins on structural design, concrete and steel materials testing, impact and stress studies, bridges, earthquakes, and erosion, building codes, waterpower, mathematical calculations, professional associations, and related engine...

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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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Creators:
Smith, Lawrence Talma, 1899-
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:
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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Creators:
Reed, Samuel E., 1872-1964
Reed, Grace Fillmore
Dates:
1947-1964
Size:
3 Cubic feet (9 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1001
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scrapbooks kept by Reedand by his wife, Grace Fillmore Reed, after his death) on the subject of bridges. Contents of the scrapbooks vary, and include postcards, photographs with detailed captions, stickers, articles, and clippings. One set of scrapbooks relates to covered bridges, another set relates to all other types of bridges. The scrapbooks ar...

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Creators:
Morgan, Nathan W.
Dates:
1888-1972
bulk 1930s
Size:
10 Cubic feet (29 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0965
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers contain materials relating to the design and construction of highway bridges.

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Creators:
Miller, Richard H.
Dates:
1900-1991
Size:
3 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 map folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0950
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection is made up of Richard H. Miller's collection of postcards and slides illustrating bridges from around the world.

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