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The Starrucca Viaduct, still in use today...
Item # 614118
February 7, 1852
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 7, 1852
* Starrucca Viaduct print
* Lanesboro, Pennsylvania
The front page features a nice engraving of: "Starrucca Viaduct, on the New York and Erie Railroad". At the time of its construction, the bridge was thought to be the most expensive railway bridge in the world, at a cost of $320,000 (equal to $8,722,462 today). It was the largest stone rail viaduct in the mid-19th century and is still in use today. There is a related front page article as well.
Other scientific & engineering reports & illustrations as well. Eight pages, good condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War