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Strauss (Joseph) Bridge Plans
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Joseph Strauss Bridge Plans
    creator: Strauss, Joseph
    Identifier/Call Number: M0163
    Physical Description: 96 tube(s) (circa 4,500 drawings)
    Date (inclusive): 1905-1935
    Abstract: Original bridge plans and construction drafts. Four different bridge types are represented: Strauss direct lift bridge, Strauss trunnion draw span, Strauss trunnion bascule bridge, and Strauss vertical lift bridge.

    Scope and Contents

    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.

    Preferred Citation:

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


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

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material is stored off-site and must be requested at least 96 hours in advance of intended use.

    Biographical / Historical

    Joseph Baermann Strauss (1870-1938) was an American structural engineer who revolutionized the design of bascule bridges. He was the chief engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Civil engineering.
    Strauss, Joseph