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The Illinois & St. Louis Bridge

The Illinois & St. Louis Bridge image
Parent Issue
Day
1
Month
December
Year
1871
Copyright
Public Domain
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St. Lorris, Nov. 25. The reports which have been in circulation th;vt the chief engineor of tho Illinois & St. Louis Bridge has rosig'ied on rcount of the impossibility of procuring stoel of the proper strength for parta oí' thi supcrsti ucture, and turned the bridge ov-t to Thomas A. Scott, to be finish;d with woodon trusses in tho interest ot the Pfennsyirania Coaipany, are ontirely untrtw. Captain Eads has just retumed from Philadulphia, where portions of tho superstructuie are being made. and reports that the steel tubes for tho arches and steel anchor bolts are being most sucoeKsfully manufacturad, and so rapidly tbnt theie is Httle doubt of the completioa of the bridge by next October. A considerable number of steel tubes are alreadjr on the ground and steel anchor bolts ii plaee, and the general work of t'ie biiilge is progressing quite satisfac♦orily.

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Old News
Michigan Argus