Wendel Bollman (1814-1884) was an engineer with the B&O Railroad, who developed a new truss configuration for iron bridges, which became known as the "Bollman Truss".
Papers documenting various aspects of the development, implementation and research value of the Bollman truss bridge design: correspondence, photographs, articles and clippings, schematics, diagrams, maps, and other printed materials. Also includes records of government agencies associated with Bollman truss structures, such as meeting minutes, surveys receipts, etc. The collection was aggregated by Robert Vogel in the course of his curatorial work in the National Museum of American History's Division of Work and Industry (then called the Division of Civil Engineering).
Bollman Truss Bridge Collection, 1852-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History