Rails Across the Mississippi

Rails Across the Mississippi : A History of the St. Louis Bridge

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The story of the visionary drive that created an engineering marvelshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 167.6 x 243.8 x 15.2mm | 589.68g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0252074092
  • 9780252074097
  • 1,999,630

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"[The Eads Bridge ] has long been recognized as one of the outstanding civil engineering accomplishments of 19th-century America...Jackson portrays Eads as an eccentric engineer with a dominating personality who was concerned more with building a unique and enduring monument than with keeping costs down and insuring timely completion and profitability. The research is thorough, the writing excellent." Choiceshow more

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