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Waddell and Hedrick. Letter from Waddell and Hedrick to I. Austin Miller, 1900 April 5 - Page 1, front. April 5, 1900. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 9, 2018. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970_001/item/303/show/299.

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Title Letter from Waddell and Hedrick to I. Austin Miller, 1900 April 5
Creator (Local)
  • Waddell and Hedrick
Date April 5, 1900
Description Letter from Waddell and Hedrick to I. Austin Miller, regarding an estimate of cost for renewing the San Jacinto Bridge on two bases.
Donor George Fuermann
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Municipal government
  • City planning
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Waddell and Hedrick
  • Miller, I. Austin
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • letters (correspondence)
  • correspondence
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1970-001, Box 6, Folder 17
Original Collection George Fuermann "Texas & Houston" Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=356
Digital Collection City of Houston, Its Development and Evolution
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1970-001
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Title Page 1, front
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Transcript IVADDELL & HEDRICK, Consulting Engineers. Bridges, Elevated Railways, Steel Buildings, Roofs, Foundations, Borings, Railway Terminals, Electric Railways, Etc. ANDREW ERNEST FOYE, C. E Specifications, Dcsi s, Examinations, Kansas City, M?.,April 5th, 1900. I. Austin Miller, Esq., C. E., City Engineer of Houston, Texas. Dear Sir:- In accordance with our promise, we have made estimates of cost of renewing your Ran Jacinto St. bridge on two bases; first, -by using an ordinary swing span similar to the old one biit involving all the latest improvements in bridge designing; and, second, by putting in a new type of bascule over the river and a deck trestle over the railroad tracks, in both designs using a similar deck trestle at the other r,ide of the river. We had anticipated that the bascule striioture would prove to be a trifle cheaper than the other, but have been disappointed, for our figures show that the contrary is the case, the total cost of complete bridge with bascule being $37,000.oo, and that of the corresponding bridge with a swing span $35,000.oo. These figures are based on present prices of materials, and do not include any allowance for engineering, royalty or inspection — they are simply our estimates of the least amounts that would be bid today in competition for the new superstructure, the operating electrical machinery and the necessary modification of and repairs to the existing substructure. In iut opinion, the bascule is by far the better bridge for the location, notwithstanding its slightly greater price; for, under all ordinary conditions, it can be opened and closed in less than half the time that would be required by the horizontally rotating draw. As we control the patents on the bascule, it was our intention to ask you a royalty in addition to our regular fee for plans and