The Digital Bridges Project
March 25, 2006 7:40 AM   Subscribe

The Digital Bridges Project Digitized 19th century bridge engineering documents. Luckily for people like me, they've collected links to all the illustrations on one page. See for instance an amazing chronological series of pictures documenting the construction in 1892 of the 330 feet high, 3000 foot long, Pecos Viaduct in Texas.
posted by carter (6 comments total)
Great website! I love stuff like this. The Brooklyn Bridge is a favorite walk of mine when in NYC and it's an endless source of fascination (and beauty). I'll have to study this website today.

...shhhh...don't tell Chertoff about this site or it will disappear like a lot of other things!
posted by bim at 7:51 AM on March 25, 2006

This is excellent!
posted by tomplus2 at 8:08 AM on March 25, 2006

Great links!!
posted by j.p. Hung at 8:12 AM on March 25, 2006

Fantastic stuff, thanks (again) carter!
[reminds me how nice Ajax is though and how much I hate this style of perpetually reloading image menu ---- not a detraction from the content and a minor bugbear in the great scheme of course]
/whining repository stalker
posted by peacay at 9:58 AM on March 25, 2006

Can you imagine riding those old time open-platform passenger coaches over this thing- my goodness, what a rush that must have been! Double E ticket, for sure!
posted by pjern at 10:43 AM on March 25, 2006

Such a great, great post! 600 dpi TIFFs! Awesome.
posted by OmieWise at 5:13 AM on March 27, 2006

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