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Guide to the Joseph Strauss Bridge Plans, 1905-1935
Special Collections M163  
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    Title: Joseph Strauss Bridge Plans,
    Date (inclusive): 1905-1935
    Collection number: Special Collections M163
    Creator: Strauss, Joseph
    Extent: 96 containers
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

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    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Transferred from the School of Engineering, Stanford University, 1966.

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    [Identification of item] Joseph Strauss Bridge Plans, M163, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    The collection consists of original bridge plans and construction drafts. Four different bridge types are represented: Strauss direct lift bridge (S.D.L.B.),Strauss trunnion draw span (S.T.D.S.),Strauss trunnion bascule bridge (S.T.B.B.),and Strauss vertical lift bridge (S.V.L.B.).Years indicated after location of the project are the earliest and latest dated plans in the set; number in parentheses indicates number of plans or sketches in the set.