Historic Iron and Steel Bridges in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont

Historic Iron and Steel Bridges in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont

by Glenn A. Knoblock

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Overview

This book chronicles the development of metal truss and related bridges in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont from the 1860s to 1940: the various types and their inventors, historical changes in the highway and railroad networks that caused these bridges to be built, the rise of state bridge-building agencies, developments in the field of civil engineering, and preservation trends. While many notable metal bridges of the past are discussed in the context of these topics, the book’s main focus is a detailed account of the remaining historic bridges.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786448432
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/25/2012
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Author and lecturer Glenn A. Knoblock is the author of many works of history. The top military contributor to the Harvard/Oxford University Press eight volume African-American National Biography (2008), he also writes on local history. He lives in Wolfeboro Falls, New Hampshire.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1



PART I: HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND BRIDGES

1. Northern New England’s Early Bridges 5

2. The Advent of Iron and Steel Truss Bridge Designs 10

3. The Anatomy of a Bridge 19

4. Notable Bridge Types of Northern New England 31

5. The Life of a Bridge 47

6. Civil Engineering in Northern New England 55

7. Railroad Bridges 64

8. The Death of a Bridge 72

9. Preservation Efforts 78



PART II: NOTABLE BRIDGE HISTORIES

10. Vermont Bridges 89

11. New Hampshire Bridges 110

12. Maine Bridges 140

13. Interstate Bridges 167



Appendix 1: Bridge Companies Represented in the Region 187

Appendix 2: Vermont Historic Metal Highway Bridges 188

Appendix 3: New Hampshire Historic Metal Highway Bridges 191

Appendix 4: Maine Historic Metal Bridges 194

Bibliography 197

Index 203

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