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The Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
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Berlin Iron Bridge Co.. The Berlin Iron Bridge Co. - Page 109. 1889. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 2, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/621/show/598.

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Berlin Iron Bridge Co.. (1889). The Berlin Iron Bridge Co. - Page 109. Architecture Retail Pamphlet Collection. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/621/show/598

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Title The Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
Publisher U.S.A: The Company
Date 1889
Description A 131-page booklet published in 1889 called “The Berlin Iron Bridge Co.” by the namesake title based out of East Berlin, Connecticut. Content includes illustrations of numerous bridges and architectural drawings of bridge components with accompanying text.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Iron and steel bridges
  • Iron, Structural
  • Iron and steel bridges--Design and construction
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • catalogues
  • architecture
  • bridges
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  • pamphlets
Language English
Physical Description 131 page pamphlet
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Original Item Location TG380 .B47 1889
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b5572449~S11
Digital Collection Architecture Retail Pamphlet Collection
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets
Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript THE BERLIN IRON BRIDGE COMPANY, The Berlin Iron Bridge Co.: , Binghamton, N. Y. Gentlemen—This is to certify that the Berlin Iron Bridge Company have built for the city of Binghamton, N. Y., under our charge, the sub-structure and super-structure of an iron truss bridge, consisting of two abutments and two piers, about 1,500 yards of first-class masonary and three spans of iron truss bridge, each 161 feet long, with a roadway 24 feet wide, and two sidewalks, each 6 feet wide, with iron joist in the roadway, and that their work has been first class in every particular. The bridge is now open for travel, and the heaviest teams cross it continually with stone, lumber, and that class of loads, either walking or trotting, and it is as firm and solid as the street itself, not a tremble or a vibration of any kind being perceptible. They are well supplied with all the necessary pile drivers, derricks, hoisting engines, etc., for doing sub-structure work, and the shops are well equipped with all the necessary tools and machinery for doing work promptly and well. We never saw iron work go together so accurately as this bridge. They did their work in a thorough manner, and we can cheerfully recommend them to any party in want of a good reliable bridge. D. T. Finch, B. M. Babcock, Commissioners. S. E. Monroe, Engineer in charge. The Berlin Iron Bridge Co. : Bangor, Me. Gentlemen—In reply to your inquiry concerning the present condition of the Plate Girder Bridge, built by your company in 1884, over the Kenduskeag stream in this city, I will say that it is certainly a success. This bridge is subject to the constant application of heavy loads throughout the entire year, and I have examined it carefully when heavily loaded, as a result of which I am satisfied that it is not only strong otherwise, but that the concrete with which it is covered adds considerably to its rigidity. As to the satisfaction it gives generally, I can only say that so far as I know our citizens are more than satisfied, and their experience indicates that a Plate Girder Bridge covered with concrete, supported on arches of corrugated iron, is the most economical bridge we can build here for a deck bridge. Very truly yours, P. H. Coombs, City Engineer, Ashley Falls, Mass. Berlin Iron Bridge Co., East Berlin, Conn. : Gentlemen—The bridge built by your company over the Housatonic River, near the village of Ashley Falls, town of Sheffield, Mass., in the summer of 1880, is giving complete satisfaction. I have delayed answering your letter of the 6th to make inquiries, as you are aware that the friends of the bridge encountered the most determined opposition from many of the most influential men in town about having an iron bridge. But now the opposition is dead, and the last wooden bridge over the Housatonic has been built. Truly yours, Wm. L. Abbott, Chairman of Bridge Committee. The Berlin Iron Bridge Co.: Franconia, N. H. Gentlemen—The iron bridge 94 ft. span, 16 ft. roadway, which your company built for this town in 1884, has now been in use for three years and has given entire satisfaction to everybody. We have never heard anything against the bridge in any way, and we can recommend your bridge and your company to towns in want of first- class iron highway bridges. When the bridge was built there was some talk that perhaps it was better to use wood here than iron, as we are in the midst of a lumber country where wood is very cheap: but now, after three years, we have no hesitation whatever in saying that we believe the iron bridge to be, the best and cheapest investment that the town has made. Yours truly, Osman Parker, Ch. Selectmen. Office of Palmer Brothers, Montville, Conn. Berlin Iron Bridge Co. : Gentlemen—The bridge you built for us, so far, has given entire satisfaction. It seems to meet all the requirements, and we see no reason why it will not continue to do so. Respectfully, Palmer Bros. The Berlin Iron Bridge Co.: Seymour, Conn. Gentlemen—The three iron bridges built by your company for the town of Seymour four years ago have given and are giving entire satisfaction to the citizens of this town, and the opinion is general here that in a few years this town will replace the upper wooden bridge across the Naugatuck River with one of your excellent iron bridges. Yours respectfully, C. H. Lounsbury, Town Agent. The Berlin Iron Bridge Co.: Jewett City, Conn. Gentlemen—Yours of the 24th received, and in reply would say, the bridge your company erected for us in the fall of 1879 has fully come up to the recommendations and gives perfect satisfaction, and is looked upon as a model of strength and beauty. The same may be said of the bridge your company put in for us in the summer of 1886, which has been severely tested with no signs of weakness. I will only add that the community are satisfied. Respectfully yours, Israel Mathewson, Selectman of Griswold. The Berlin Iron Bridge Co. : Elizabethtown, N. Y. Gentlemen—Your Parabolic Truss Bridge put up in this village in June last, gives the very greatest satisfaction. All speak in its favor. Should this town put in any more iron bridges, I am certain they would choose your bridge in preference to any other they have ever seen. It is all right as to strength, and very fine in appearance. George W. Rice, Commissioner Highways. A. K. Dudley, Supervisor. EAST BERLIN, CONNECTICUT, U. S. A.