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The status of the Hellgate Railroad Viaduct in New York City

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Water Resources, Transportation, and Infrastructure

The status of the Hellgate Railroad Viaduct in New York City

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Water Resources, Transportation, and Infrastructure

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hell Gate Bridge (New York, N.Y.)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementhearing before the Subcommittee on Water Resources, Transportation, and Infrastructure of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, second session, May 16, 1990.
    SeriesS. hrg. ;, 101-745
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF26 .E685 1990h
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 28 p. ;
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1986561M
    LC Control Number90601908

      New York’s transit revolution began, inauspiciously, with a delay. On July 2, , the West Side and Yonkers Patent Railway—the city’s first elevated train—was to have its maiden journey Author: James Nevius. Other articles where Hell Gate Railway Bridge is discussed: bridge: Railway bridges: The Hell Gate Bridge, completed by Gustav Lindenthal in , also had an aesthetic intention. It was made to look massive by its stone towers and by the increased spacing of the two chords at the support, yet structurally the towers serve no purpose; the lower.

      “The Underground Railroad,” the latest selection of Oprah Winfrey’s book club, chronicles the life of a teenage slave named Cora, who flees the Georgia plantation where she was born, risking. Constructed from , New York’s oldest surviving bridge has carried water from the Croton Aqueduct as well as pedestrians. A renovation in the late s saw many of the bridge’s masonry.

    It would not be until , when New York City’s Hellgate bridge opened, that such a large railroad arch bridge would come to North America with its massive steel span of feet ( meters). After , concrete had developed to a point where engineers were building larger arches with less mass than their masonry counterparts. Tess Stahl is a New York City historian, writer and tour guide with a special interest in the city's railroad history. She runs the Discovering NYC Twitter and Instagram accounts, sharing the city's history with the world. Tess will be checking in periodically to answer questions from Tuesday until Thursday.


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The status of the Hellgate Railroad Viaduct in New York City by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Water Resources, Transportation, and Infrastructure Download PDF EPUB FB2

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