A Picture History of the Brooklyn Bridge by Mary J. Shapiro

By Mary J. Shapiro

Profusely illustrated account of the best engineering success of the nineteenth century. infrequent modern images and engravings, observed via broad, designated captions, keep in mind building, human drama, politics, even more. 167 black-and-white illustrations.

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The Brooklyn tower, 1874. Work progressed steadily, alrapidly. By 1874, when the Brooklyn tower was rising like complete and the New York tower just short of completion: it was The Suatara was on her way to though not finished in July of the following year. a giant granite pitchfork above the four- and five-story houses of Brooklyn, Roebling, who had spent six months in Wiesbaden, Para. Brazil, to rescue former Confederate soldiers Germany, returned to his home in Trenton. New Jersey From there he drew up all specifications for building materials and sent precise, detailed instructions to his engineering staff regarding the work hand.

Rocks, debris and other beneath the caisson's partitions. As several inches of earth were cleared from beneath the shoe, these wedges were knocked out of place from beneath the partitions, thereby lowering the caisson gradually and evenly. 44. Cross section of the Brooklyn caisson, 1870. A feature published two months later included this cross section of the entire caisson showing workmen climbing in and out of the air locks, the men above working the derricks which have already laid eight courses of stone for the towers.

According to the Bridge Company's minutes, this was done at Tweed's suggestion. By 1873. 000 a year. William Fowler, who is the New York pier in this political cartoon, had nothing to do with the Brooklyn Bridge. Fowler was one of the Commissioners of the Brooklyn Board of City Works and was involved Reservoir, 57. 38 for in another scandal Hempstead which Kingslev & Keenev were the contractors. with Kingsley regarding his role in the building of the William Marcv Tweed (1823-1878). 39 40 I 58.

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