Rails Across the Mississippi: A History of the St. Louis Bridge

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University of Illinois Press, 2001 - Architecture - 265 pages
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"A tale of grand dreams, shady politics, daring engineering experiments, greed, ambition, and westward expansion, Rails across the Mississippi is the first book-length history since 1881 to document the planning, financing, and construction of the first bridge across the Mississippi River at St. Louis, a national engineering landmark completed in 1874 that is now known as the Eads Bridge. Robert W. Jackson takes a fresh look at this monumental project, dispersing the myths and filling in the gaps left by earlier scholarship."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  

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Contents

PREFACE
1
THREE Other Peoples Money
29
ELEVEN Proper Facilities
116
TWELVE A Little Mixture of Conciliation
127
THIRTEEN The Elements of Commercial Supremacy
136
FOURTEEN The Texas Trade
148
SEVENTEEN The Consummation So Devoutly Wished For
180
NOTES
225
BIBLIOGRAPHY
245
INDEX
251
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Page 248 - Proceedings and report of the board of civil engineers convened at St. Louis, in August 1867, to consider the subject of the construction of a rail and highway bridge across the Mississippi river at St. Louis.

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