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Bridge construction planning and supervision files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of correspondence between state engineers, bridge builders, and suppliers concerning construction, repairs, or improvements on new or existing bridges over canals, waterways, and streets. They discuss contracts; plan approvals; specifications; construction methods; materials used; measurements; structural load capacity of bridges; testing or inspection of materials; progress of work; flaws in work or materials; and costs. Also included are blueprints and plans for work to be done.
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0.3 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1904
Series Number:
A3258

Arrangement

Numerical by unidentified four-digit number (not the contract number).

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence files concerning construction, repairs, or improvements on new or existing bridges over canals, waterways, and streets document the State Engineer and Surveyor's responsibilties for the state's transportation infrastructure.

The files contain incoming and outgoing correspondence among state engineers, bridge builders, and suppliers; and a few blueprints and plans for work to be done.

The correspondence concerns: awarding of contracts; approval of plans by State Engineer and Surveyor; specifications; methods of construction; materials to be used (metals, parts, paint, etc.); span lengths, dimensions, angles, etc.; structural load capacity of bridges; testing or inspection of materials; progress of work; flaws in work or materials; and costs.

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