Tuesday, June 16, 2020

"Gasconade Bridge Disaster: The Immediate Aftermath"

"Gasconade Bridge Disaster: The Immediate Aftermath Nov. 1, 1855 - Nov. 5, 1855" by Ray Ham, © Hermann Advertiser Courier, June 16, 2020. (Newspaper Article)

"While commendable actions occurred in the aftermath of the Gasconade Bridge Disaster, there was also the reprehensible. In the weeks following this tragic event, newspapers reported stories of a dark nature. ... " [More]

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Little Germany On the Missouri: The Photographs of Edward J. Kemper, 1895-1920
Edited by, Anna Kemper Hesse
University of Missouri Press, Columbia, Missouri, 1998
(Page: 43)

New Haven: Its Past and People
By, David Menke
Leader Publishing Company, New Haven, Missouri, 2002
(Pages: 37 & 47)

Lives, Legends, & Laughs
By, David Menke
Leader Publishing Company, New Haven, Missouri, 2006
(Page: 16)

Gasconade County, Missouri Family History Book Volume II
Turner Publishing Company, Paducah, Kentucky, 2003
(Page: 68)


“An Eastern Division Chronicle: The Gasconade River Bridge Wrecks 1855 and 1896”
By, G. J. Michaels, Jr.
The Eagle
Missouri Pacific Historical Society
Fall, 1991
Vol. 16 No. 3
(Page: 17)


The Perrysburg Journal
(Perrysburg, Ohio)
November 17, 1855

Web Sites:

Remembering the Gasconade Disaster
By, Bob Aubuchon
Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum

A Look Back: Disaster at Bridge In 1855 Derails St. Louis Dream for A Transcontinental Railroad.
By, Tim O’Neal
November 4, 2012

Gasconade Bridge Disaster
Updated – Sept. 8, 2019"

6/16/2020 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The world’s first all-steel railroad bridge went into service on ... November 1, in 1879. The bridge, built by the civil engineer Gen. William Sooy Smith (1830-1916) for the Chicago & Alton railroad, crossed the Missouri River at Glasgow, Missouri. The 2,700-foot-long five-span Whipple through truss was a marvel for its time but was soon overshadowed by similar constructions; by the 1890s, nearly all new railroad bridges were all-steel construction." —Hagley Museum and Library

11/07/2021 9:14 AM  

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