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San Francisco Bridge Company; New York Dredging Company. San Francisco Bridge Company - Spokane Falls Bridge. 1898. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 19, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/1443/show/1409.

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San Francisco Bridge Company; New York Dredging Company. (1898). San Francisco Bridge Company - Spokane Falls Bridge. Architectural Retail Catalog Collection. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/1443/show/1409

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San Francisco Bridge Company; New York Dredging Company, San Francisco Bridge Company - Spokane Falls Bridge, 1898, Architectural Retail Catalog Collection, Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries, accessed October 19, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/1443/show/1409.

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Title San Francisco Bridge Company
Alternative Title San Francisco Bridge Company: New York Dredging Company: civil engineers and contractors for railway and highway bridges, piers, docks, dredging and harbor improvement,flumes, dams, pipe lines, coal bunkers, structural iron and steel work: [prospectus].
Creator (LCNAF)
  • San Francisco Bridge Company
  • New York Dredging Company
Publisher Chasmar-Winchell Press
Date 1898
Description A 56-page booklet published in 1898 called “Civil Engineers and Contractors for Railway and Highway Bridges, Piers, Docks, Dredging and Harbor Improvement, Flumes, Dams, Pipe Lines, Coal Bunkers, Structural Iron and Steel Work” by the San Francisco Bridge Company and New York Dredging Company based out of its namesake company titles. Content includes texts and accompanying images on specific lighthouses, piers, bridges, canals, hydraulic dredges, irrigation canals, coal-handling plants, ports, and flumes.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Bridges
  • Dredges
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • civil engineers
  • dams
  • engineering
  • ports
  • canals
  • piers
  • bridges
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • San Francisco Bridge Company
  • New York Dredging Company
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
  • catalogs (documents)
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
  • Image
Original Item Location TG157 .S35 1898
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b5707192~S11
Digital Collection Architecture Retail Catalog 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
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/william-r-jenkins-architecture-art-library
Use and Reproduction This image is in the public domain and may be used freely. If publishing in print, electronically, or on a website, please cite the item using the citation button.
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Title Spokane Falls Bridge
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File Name aapam_201301_009_024.jpg
Transcript Spokane Falls Bridge Steel Hinged Arch Bridge over Spokane River, for City of Spokane Falls, Washington. The cut on the opposite page shows a steel bridge carrying Post Street over the Spokane River. The natural configuration of the ground, and the fact that solid rock existed on both banks, suggested the use of a three-hinged arch as the most economical method of spanning the stream. The saving of masonry piers resulted in a very considerable economy over a span of the ordinary type. The elegant design shown not only was the most economical possible, but also left a clear waterway for the entire river, even at high water, which had threatened the original structure, whose old piers are seen in the picture. This style of truss is applicable not only to bridges entirely of steel, but also for the cheaper combination designs, an example of which is shown on page 29. The above truss has a clear span of 240 feet 5 inches, center to center of end pins; 60 feet 6 inches in depth from center of middle pin to center of bank pin, and 32 feet 6 inches truss depth of span. 24