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The Cooper Bridge Plan Collection

The Cooper Bridge Plan Collection consists mainly of letters and drawings sent to Theodore Cooper, American civil engineer (1839-1919). Theodore Cooper was the author of the first authoritative specifications on bridge construction, published in 1884. For more information, check the Division of Rare and Manuscripts' Finding Aid (

This online collection of scanned documents consists of the follow:

Theodore Cooper around the time of his 1858 graduation in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Source: The Bridge at Quebec, by William D. Middleton.