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Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company fonds, 1875-1876, 1878, 1884

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Show simple item record Cameron, Chantal 2012-02-02T20:31:40Z 2012-02-02T20:31:40Z 2012-02-02
dc.description In 1846, the governments of Upper Canada and the State of New York initiated the creation of two companies that would be authorized to build a bridge over the Niagara River. The bridge was to be owned by both companies, respectively known as the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company (Canadian) and the International Bridge Company (American). A suspension bridge was completed in 1848. This bridge was later replaced by a second suspension bridge that accommodated railways, built in 1853-54. However, the increasing weight of trains made it necessary for the bridge to be redesigned, and a third bridge was completed in 1886. Eventually, this bridge was replaced by a steel arch bridge, which was completed in 1897. en_US
dc.description.abstract Consists of five paid invoices from various businesses and individuals. The invoices were issued by Swan & Low, dealers in coal and wood, the Town of Clifton, the Goat Island Hotel, Albion Medina Stone Co., and A.L. Hawkins, Clifton. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;RG 374
dc.subject Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Comapny. en_US
dc.title Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company fonds, 1875-1876, 1878, 1884 en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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