Fifty-Year History of Movable Bridge Construction- Part II

by Egbert R. Hardesty, (F.ASCE), Part.; Hardesty & Hanover, New York, N.Y.,
Richard W. Christie, (F.ASCE), Part.; Hardesty & Hanover, New York, N.Y.,
Henry W. Fischer, (F.ASCE), Part.; Hardesty & Hanover, New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 3, Pg. 529-543

Document Type: Journal Paper


Part II in this series of three papers describes the construction of representative movable bridges built in United States during the past half century, amplifying these remarks with illustrations. It also illustrates past and present concepts and installation of bridge machinery. The firms of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas, Hazelet and Erdal, and Earle Gear and Machine Co. collaborated in presenting the examples.

Subject Headings: History | Movable bridges | Infrastructure construction | Construction equipment | Construction companies | United States

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