American Civil Engineer Constructed the world's first long-span wire-cable suspension bridge suspension bridge across the Shuylkill River at Fairmont, Pennsylvania. Born: 1810 Died: 1862
The First Suspension Bridge
Biography and details of Ellet's design for the first suspension bridge over Niagara Falls.
Report on a Rail-way Suspension Bridge Across the Connecticut at Middletown
Facsimile of Ellet's report published in 1848. Also available in pdf and tiff formats.
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