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Roebling's Delaware & Hudson Canal Aqueducts

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dc.contributor.author Vogel, Robert M. en
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-27T18:28:00Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-18T18:04:00Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-27T18:28:00Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-18T18:04:00Z
dc.date.issued 1971
dc.identifier.citation Vogel, Robert M. 1971. "<a href="http%3A%2F%2Fdx.doi.org%2F10.5479%2Fsi.00810258.10.1">Roebling&amp;apos;s Delaware &amp; Hudson Canal Aqueducts</a>." <em>Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology</em>. 1&ndash;45. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810258.10.1">https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810258.10.1</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0081-0258
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.5479/si.00810258.10.1
dc.description.abstract The nineteenth-century American civil engineer, John A. Roebling, is best remembered for his crowning work, Brooklyn Bridge, built to his design by his son, Washington, following the elder Roebling&amp;apos;s death in 1869. Although an engineering monument of the highest order, Brooklyn Bridge Must if historical justice is to be done share its notoriety with a small, relatively obscure suspension bridge that was Roebling&amp;apos;s second work, and is his earlist still standing. Moreover, in all likelihood, the Delaware Aqueduct is the oldest existing American suspension bridge and may well be the oldest existing suspension bridge in the world (that retains its original principal elements). The sole survivor and largest of four suspension aqueducts erected by Roebling between 1847 and 1850 to carry the Delaware &amp; Hudson Canal over rivers, the Delaware Aqueduct stands today only because of its strategic location. Following abandonment of the canal in 1898, the structure was converted to a private highway bridge, which function it continues to serve, spanning the Delaware above Port Jervis. en
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dc.title Roebling&amp;apos;s Delaware &amp; Hudson Canal Aqueducts en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 113113
dc.identifier.eISSN 1948-6006 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.5479/si.00810258.10.1
rft.jtitle Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology
rft.issue 10
rft.spage 1
rft.epage 45
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dc.citation.epage 45
dc.relation.url http://dx.doi.org/10.5479/si.00810258.10.1

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