Spanning the Missouri River Reports
includes a volume on the Blair Bridge
A group of nine bridge reports submitted by Morison, the chief engineer in each case, to the various railway companies upon completion of their bridge. Ranging in date from 1882 to 1894, they demonstrate the great advance in and widespread use of American steel-truss railway bridges. Each report describes the preliminary history of the project and its construction, including foundations, piers, approaches, etc. They are all magnificently illustrated with lithographic plates containing detail drawings, particularly of the metal structures, and, very often, photographic illustrations.
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