Download e-book for iPad: A Picture History of the Brooklyn Bridge by Mary J. Shapiro

By Mary J. Shapiro

ISBN-10: 0486244032

ISBN-13: 9780486244037

Profusely illustrated account of the best engineering fulfillment of the nineteenth century. infrequent modern images and engravings, observed by way of large, distinct captions, bear in mind development, human drama, politics, even more. 167 black-and-white illustrations.

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Farther down were a number of freshwater springs, necessitating the installation of a powerful pump that was kept running day and night to prevent the foundation from being flooded. Vo *- 1 ' — THE WESTERN ONION TELEGRAPH COMPANY. Lb* ( Jl JI'14 LA*«M(*. «- y ) WILLIAM ORTON, A. B. 't, 3«c'7, BMWIS, ~ I Niw yon. LZlT laj^c cyv+JL nifc 69 New York anchorage, July 31, 1876. All is in readiness for the wire rope to be stretched across the East River. On August 11, after waiting for traffic on the river to subside, a steel-wire rope 68.

He was not to set foot on the bridge again until after its completion. Others identified are: (2) William C. Kingsley. who had been appointed General Superintendent, a title that would cause him some embarrassment later on; (3) O. R Quintard. bookkeeper: of (4) "Alex" McKinnon. RL; (6) George McNulty. assistant to C. C. Martin; (7) T. G. Douglas, head mason, who one year earlier, in October 1871 had been in a terrible accident on the Brooklyn tower when one of the guy wires . supporting a boom suffered great derrick broke, hurling two derricks down from was pinned under one damage to his kidneys.

April 1877. This view from the Brooklyn side shows the footbridge and four of the five cradles. These structures look ex- ceedingly slender and unstable, especially when contrasted with the massive towers. Roebling himself remarked in his report to the seemed less affected by the experience than men. As one workman was quoted in the New York Times. '' There was also some vandal- [the ism: people actually cut the cables to earn- off strands of wire as footbridge] against the violence of terrific gales that rage here Top of the Brooklyn tower and footbridge, view 1877.

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