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An 1872 report on a new bridge across the Mississippi

Bridge over the Mississippi River at La Crosse : Letter from the Secretary of War Transmitting a Report Locating a Bridge Across the Mississippi River at La Crosse, Wisconsin


At the heart of this 57 page federal government document from 1872 is a report from G.K. Warren, Major of Engineers, U.S. Army, with appendices and supporting correspondence, about selecting a site and constructing a new bridge across the Mississippi River at La Crosse. Correspondents include C. C. Washburn; James Lyndes, mayor of La Crosse; T.B. Stoddard, President, Southern Minnesota Railroad Company; Alexander Mitchell, President, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad; H.J. Bliss, civil engineer; and other U.S. Army engineers.

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Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
Great Lakes Steamships and Canals
Development of the Railroads
Creator: Various
Pub Data: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Citation: Bridge over the Mississippi River at La Crosse : Letter from the Secretary of War Transmitting a Report Locating a Bridge Across the Mississippi River at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Online facsimile at:  http://murphylibrary.uwlax.edu/digital/lacrosse/Bridge/01.htm; Visited on: 4/17/2014
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