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The Bridges of New York - Page 11
by Sharon Reier - 1977 - 160 pages
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Lives and Works of Civil and Military Engineers of America

Charles Beebe Stuart - Canals - 1871 - 343 pages
...closing sentence of his report : " The contemplated work, when constructed in accordance with my designs, will not only be the greatest bridge in existence, but it will be the great engineering work of this Continent and of the age. Its most conspicuous features the great...
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Brooklyn Bridge: Fact and Symbol

Alan Trachtenberg - Photography - 1979 - 206 pages
Investigates the continuing impact of the Brooklyn Bridge upon the American imagination, exploring both its symbolic significance as reflected in the works of Hart Crane and ...
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The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge

David McCullough - History - 1972 - 636 pages
...quoted most often in time to come : The completed work, when constructed in accordance with my designs, will not only be the greatest bridge in existence, but it will be the greatest engineering work of the continent, and of the age. Its most conspicuous features, the great towers, will serve as landmarks...
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Understanding Infrastructure: Guide for Architects and Planners

Architecture - 1990 - 278 pages
...captured in his presentation on the proposed Brooklyn Bridge to the New York Bridge Company in 1867: The contemplated work, when constructed in accordance...existence, but it will be the greatest engineering wort of this continent, and of the age. Its most conspicuous features, the towers, will serve as landmarks...
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Discover the Hidden New Jersey

Russell Roberts - History - 1995 - 358 pages
...arches. The total effect would be a spectacle to behold. 'The contemplated work . . . ," Roebling wrote, "will not only be the greatest Bridge in existence,...engineering work of this continent, and of the age. The great towers . . . will be entitled to be ranked as national monuments." Charged with enthusiasm,...
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Practically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Engineering, Technology ...

C.C. Gaither, Alma E Cavazos-Gaither - Technology & Engineering - 1998 - 367 pages
...Human (p. 64) Roebling, John The contemplated work, when constructed in accordance with my designs, will not only be the greatest Bridge in existence,...and of the age. Its most conspicuous features, the great towers, will serve as landmarks to the adjoining cities, and they will be entitled to be ranked...
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Perspectives in Civil Engineering: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of ...

Jeffrey S. Russell - Technology & Engineering
...as he told Bridge Directors, "the contemplated work, when constructed in accordance with my designs, will not only be the greatest bridge in existence, but it will be the great engineering work of the continent and of the age." His son Washington A. Roebling (Fig. 4), after...
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