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Memphis Bridge, Spanning Mississippi River, Memphis, Shelby County, TN

Memphis Bridge, Spanning Mississippi River, Memphis, Shelby County, TN

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description

Summary

See also HAER NE-2 for additional documentation.
Significance: Designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark because it was the third longest railroad bridge in the world at 790' when completed. It is also notable for the deep caisson pier construction, it's 65' height, and for the steel cantilever roadways added to each side of the railway in the 1930s to accommodate automobile traffic.
Survey number: HAER TN-14
Building/structure dates: 1888-1892 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Burlington Northern Railroad
Morison, George S
Noble, A
Gerber, E
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Location

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Source

Library of Congress
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Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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