The Niagara Railway Arch: With Discussion

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Page 124 - Directors of the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company, and the Niagara Falls International Bridge Company...
Page 125 - ... bridges at this site possessed in its day new and striking features, and marked a distinct advance in American engineering. The plan of spanning the Niagara gorge with a suspension bridge probably first took practical shape when it was suggested to the Hon. "William Hamilton Merritt, of St. Catharines, Ontario, by a description of the Freiburg Suspension Bridge in a letter from a friend. This was iu 1844.

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