The New East River Bridge

The following sketch of one of the greatest marvels of modern engineering skill, is taken from the columns of the Denver Republican and The Scientific American

Never in the history of bridge building have giant cables been hung so swiftly as they were on New York's new suspension bridge over the East River. Those four cables contain 7,796 wires, each three thousand feet long, making 4,429 miles of wire. The seven months occupied in the work is exactly three times as fast as any similar work has ever been accomplished.

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Our Western Civilization
October 9, 1902
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