THE BERLIN IRON BRIDGE COMPANY,
The Berlin Iron Bridge Co., East Berlin, Conn. : Westfield, Mass.
Gentlemen—In reply to yours of the 15th, I am pleased to say that all of the
bridges you have built for me, as engineer in charge of the work, have been perfectly
satisfactory, not only to myself, but for the towns and corporations for which they
were constructed. The two bridges built for the town here, and the 300 ft. bridge
for The Fairfield Paper Co. at Fairfield, are the most firm and perfectly adjusted,
for structures of their kind, with which I am acquainted. You know that some
years ago I had some doubts as to the advantage of the Parabolic Truss, but I am
free to say, it gives the best results, for amount of material and cost, of any bridge
I have had charge of . Yours, L. F. Thayer, Civil Engineer.
The Berlin Iron Bridge Co., East Berlin, Conn.: Thompsonville, Conn.
Gentlemen—Your bridges are all right and give perfect satisfaction, and the
Concrete bridge I would recommend as the best. Yours respectfully,
J. P. Davis, Selectman.
The Berlin Iron Bridge Co., East Berlin, Conn. : Stillwater, R. I.
Gentlemen—The two iron bridges furnished by you for this town are just as
good as the day they were placed, and are perfect specimens of their kind, and
prove to us that the iron bridge is more economical than timber structures.
Respectfully yours, A. B. Hayward, Pres. Town Council.
The Berlin Iron Bridge Co., East Berlin, Conn. : Canisteo, N. Y.
Gentlemen—Yours of November 30th at hand. In reply would say that the
bridge you built for us last July, gives entire satisfaction in every way. It is a
beauty, and is admired by every one who sees it. For strength, style, and finish,
it has no superior in the country. There was quite a little opposition to your bridge
at the time that I made the contract, but those that opposed it then are the loudest
in its praise now. I shall be most happy to recommend your bridge to any town
that are in need of bridges. Most truly yours,
James Roblee, Com. of Highways.
The Berlin Iron Bridge Co., East Berlin, Conn. : Woodbury, Conn.
Gentlemen—The three iron bridges put up by your company have given satisfaction in every respect; both in workmanship and material. They have stood the
test of three years' travel, and show no sign of wear or need of repair. Our taxpayers are satisfied they have value received for their money.
Truly, W. A. Strong, Chairman of Selectmen.
The Berlin Iron Bridge Co., East Berlin, Conn.: Washington, Conn.
Gentlemen—In reply to yours of February 15th, I would say that we have had
six of your bridge.' since 1879, we have found your work satisfactory, and have
been well pleased with the courtesy, accommodation and square dealing that we
have always received from your company. Yours truly,
Orestes Hickox, Selectman.
The Berlin Iron Bridge Co., East Berlin, Conn. : Meriden, Conn.
Gentlemen—The iron bridge you built for the town of Meriden last year, is
giving complete satisfaction. Yours truly,
LeGrand Bevins, First Selectman.
The Berlin Iron Bridge Co., East Berlin, Conn. : New Woodstock, N. Y.
Gentlemen—In reply to yours of the 15th, I would say that we have got
15 iron bridges in our town, and good ones, too, but think and know that the bridge
you put up for us in Cazenovia Village in 1887, is the best^ron truss bridge we have
got in town, and would say that the bridge you put up for the town in 1888 at New
Woodstock, for a short span is the very best bridge that we have got in our town,
and is a good-looking bridge. The Woodstock bridge gives the very best of satisfaction. The people are well pleased with said bridge, and it is the best bridge for
this reason, that there are no wood joists to rot on said bridge, all the wood is the
plank. Respectfully yours, M. O. Smith, Highway Commissioner.
The Berlin Iron Bridge Co., East Berlin, Conn. : Collinsville, Conn.
Gentlemen—We take pleasure in saying that the bridge constructed by your
company last summer across the Farmington River in this place is a success in
every way. It is a credit to the town and to the builders, and the way in which
the difficult work of removing the old structure was accomplished, and the new
bridge erected in its place, received only favorable comment from all who watched
the progress of the work. If the town of Canton needs any more work of this kind
its representatives will certainly call first upon the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
Yours truly, C. H. Blair, Supt. and Selectman.
The Berlin Iron Bridge Co., East Berlin, Conn. : Suffield, Conn.
Gentlemen—Your letter, of February 14th, received. In reply would say that
the three iron bridges, built by your company for this town in 1888, are giving
perfect satisfaction, and are ornamental as well as durable, especially the 129 ft.
span deck bridge is spoken of by every one passing over it as a very firm and handsome structure. Would recommend your work to all those in need of first-class
bridges. Yours respectfully, Edmund Halladay, Chairman of Selectmen.
EAST BERLIN, CONNECTICUT, U. S. A.