The Alton Railroad Bridge at Glasgow, Missouri, 1879
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Published by The Newcomen Society of England, American Branch in New York .
Written in English



  • Glasgow (Mo.)


  • Glasgow (Mo.) -- Bridges -- Alton railroad bridge.

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] H.B. Voorhees ...
SeriesNewcomen address,, 1944
ContributionsNewcomen Society in North America.
LC ClassificationsTG25.G55 V6
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p.
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6482434M
LC Control Number45004857

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Glasgow, Howard County, Missouri, and Saline County, Missouri Status Superstructure replaced History Built by Gen. William Sooy Smith; superstructure replaced in Builder - William Sooysmith & Son of Chicago, Illinois Railroad - Chicago & Alton Railroad (C&A) Design Five Whipple through trusses. Described as world's first major all. The first bridge built over the Missouri River at Glasgow was the Glasgow Steel Bridge-the first all-steel bridge in the world-built in by the Chicago & Alton Railroad Company.   The venture ended up costing more than a half-million dollars by its completion in June , but Glasgow’s Chicago & Alton Bridge became the first all-steel bridge in the world. Railroad travel didn’t last forever, though. At the turn of the century, automobiles became more common. Several other pre-Civil War railroads became parts of today's Missouri Pacific Railroad. Meanwhile, work on the Iron Mountain had continued southward from St. Louis and by May, , the ft.-long tunnel at Vineland had been completed along with a bridge over the Meramec River.

First Reclining Sleeping Car -- which was designed by Dr. Horton of Kansas City, Missouri. First to connect the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes. First to build an all steel bridge in the U.S.A. -- built at Glasgow, Missouri. First to place railroad ties closer than normal for smoother ride.   In the Chicago and Alton Railroad was pushing west with new track in Missouri. They engaged General William S. Smith to make surveys and supervise construction of their new railroad bridge at Glasgow, Missouri. The bridge was completed in A History of Glasgow gray granite monument along 1st Street includes these words. The first railroad dining car, the Delmonico, was built by the C&A and put into service on its line. One of the first steel bridges in the world was built by the C&A over the Missouri River at Glasgow, MO. The C&A also was the first railroad to pioneer ‘chair’ cars (reclining seats) and to operate an all Pullman train. An additional miles to Kansas City would be built westward from Mexico in , finally seeing completion in This line was constructed by the Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago Railroad. Both the railroads in Missouri would be under control of the Chicago & Alton Railroad from completion.