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

By Mary J. Shapiro

Profusely illustrated account of the best engineering fulfillment of the nineteenth century. infrequent modern pictures and engravings, followed by means of large, designated captions, keep in mind building, human drama, politics, even more. 167 black-and-white illustrations.

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To bolster sup- Roebling's chief assistant on the Brooklyn Bridge. Next to Adams is General Henry Slocum: and behind Slocum and slightly to his left is William Kingsley. Front and a bit right of center stands Horatio Allen with a large round face and top hat (after John Roebling's death, he would be appointed consulting Chief Engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge). Behind Allen and to the left stands B. H. Latrobe (with top hat and cane). Chief Engineer of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. To the right of Allen is William Jarvis McAlpine.

New York tower. September 19, was just getting ii\ 1872. Across the river, to all appearances, the New York tower underway, although, as Roebling pointed out in his report to the trustees, the masonry in the foundation below the surface of the river equaled the entire visible part of the Brooklyn tower. Despite the massive solidity of the two towers in progress, the press still had serious doubts about the stability of the bridge. The New York Times reported. " As spokesman for the bridge committee.

At least 80 and extremely humid. No. 3 shows workmen breaking up a rock. Rocks and boulders, some 14' long and 5' wide, became such a problem in sinking the caisson that eventually explosives had to be used. Workmen would drill holes in a rock into which a charge would be placed and then set off. Men would then break up the larger fragments (no. 4) and haul them off to the water shafts shown in no. 5. 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.

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