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Bollman Truss Bridge Collection 1852-1986

Collector:
Vogel, Robert M
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Creator:
Bollman, Wendell 1814-1884
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. : 3 boxes, 21 oversized folders
Type:
Advertisements
Collection descriptions
Blueprints
Clippings
Correspondence
Diagrams
Maps
Minutes
Patents
Photographs
Specifications
Place:
Maryland
United States
Date:
1852
1852-1986
19th century
20th century
Notes:
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".
Summary:
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).
Cite as:
Bollman Truss Bridge Collection, 1852-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Bridges
Civil engineers
Patents
Railroad engineers
Railroads
Trusses
Periodicals
Local number:
2007.3134 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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