An Illustrated Description of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, Built Under the Direction of W.A. Roebling, Chief Engineer. BROOKLYN BRIDGE.
An Illustrated Description of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, Built Under the Direction of W.A. Roebling, Chief Engineer
An Illustrated Description of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, Built Under the Direction of W.A. Roebling, Chief Engineer

An Illustrated Description of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, Built Under the Direction of W.A. Roebling, Chief Engineer

Trenton, NJ: John A. Roebling's Sons Company, [1899].

4 5/8 x 6 1/4 inches, [19] pp, with 12 illustrations from photographs. Original pictorial string-tied wrappers. Some offsetting to two pages, else fine.

This scarce promotional booklet details how the "the greatest piece of engineering of modern times" was designed and constructed, provides physical specifications and statistics about its use (45,542,627 passengers "carried over by rail" in 1897 alone), and also describes the Roebling plant in Trenton, which at that time occupied 36 buildings on 20 acres and employed 2,500 people.

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