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Report on a suspension bridge across the Potomac, for rail road and common travel

Ellet, Charles

Report on a suspension bridge across the Potomac, for rail road and common travel

addressed to the mayor and City council of Georgetown, D.C.

by Ellet, Charles

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Published by J. C. Clark, printer in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Washington (D.C.)
    • Subjects:
    • Bridges -- Washington (D.C.),
    • Washington (D.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.

    • Edition Notes

      2 l. inserted before t.-p.

      StatementBy Charles Ellet, jr. ...
      ContributionsGeorgetown (Washington, D.C.)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTG25.W32 E4
      The Physical Object
      Pagination36 p.
      Number of Pages36
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6977504M
      LC Control Number06042072

      author in developing the time line that appears throughout the book, the captions for the pictures, and the introductory essay. Jr. Report on a Suspension Bridge Across the Potomac, for Rail Road & Common Travel. John C. Clark, printer. Philadelphia. Elton, Julia. His combined railroad and highway-carrying suspension bridge across the Niagara River gorge was completed in In it a suspended double-deck wooden truss carried the two roadbeds. Although other types of bridges would be built to carry highway and urban rail systems, this was the lone example of a suspension bridge constructed to carry both.

      Ellet prepared plans for many other bridges including one across the Mississippi at St. Louis, one across the Connecticut at Middletown, and one across the Potomac at Georgetown. After a period as chief engineer and president of the Schuylkill Navigation Company, Ellet designed and built the first suspension bridge across the Niagara River. By the Civil War, this bridge was no longer in existence; and Washington still labored under the heavy usage of the dilapidated timber Long Bridge, although in and , Charles Ellet had offered plans, which were unaccepted, for a new suspension bridge over the Potomac on the scale of his Wheeling bridge (Lewis , ).

        The second Ft. Wayne railroad bridge over the Allegheny River was an unusual instance of a Town lattice constructed in iron. Herman Haupt designed and patented his truss configuration in He was in engineering management for several railroads including the Pennsylvania Railroad () and drafted as superintendent of military railroads for. Yarmouth suspension bridge: Great Yarmouth: England 2 May Suspension bridge: Spectators crowded the bridge over the River Bure to view a clown travel the river in a barrel. Their position shifted as the barrel passed; the suspension chains snapped and the bridge deck tipped over.


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