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Culvert.

Description: Patent for metal road culvert improvements. Light weight, but sturdy, interlocking metal sheets are used. They can be stacked for cheaper and easier shipping. The culvert allows large amounts of water to flow through.
Date: April 22, 1913
Creator: Youngblood, David Franklin
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Bascule-Bridge

Description: Patent for improvements in draw bridges, such as a shiftable weight and supporting guide, particularly for bridges of the rocking bascule type, with illustrations.
Date: February 15, 1915
Creator: McKibben, Columbus
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Suspension-Bridge.

Description: Patent for a suspension bridge, which prevents vertical motion of the floor of the bridge and is cheaper to build than other models.
Date: August 30, 1910
Creator: Greer, William H. C.
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Bridge Construction

Description: Patent for a truss bridge which also uses suspension cables and is lighter than previous truss bridges.
Date: October 1, 1907
Creator: Carroll, John Morton
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Pile Structure.

Description: Patent for piling structures used in bridges and other structures built in sandy areas that allows for digging the piling hole to any depth desired and prevents cave-ins of the interior of the piling before it is filled with concrete.
Date: April 23, 1907
Creator: Pyle, Jesse Theodor
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Suspension-Bridge.

Description: Patent for suspension bridges and a mechanism to overcome the vertical motion in floors of spans of bridges and provides a permanent anchorage for the cables.
Date: March 5, 1912
Creator: Greer, William H. C.
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Railroad-Signal.

Description: Patent for a new Railroad-Signal invention. The Railroad-Signal functions as an improved device for alerting locomotive engineers that an upcoming bridge is broken, flooded, or on fire.
Date: February 25, 1913
Creator: Waddle, Calvin H. & Roberston, Everett C.
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Bridge

Description: Patent for the construction of substantial bridges of wood adapted for long spans, and which can be put up where iron bridges would be too expensive.
Date: May 24, 1881
Creator: Brenner, August W.
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Side Rail for Suspension-Bridges.

Description: Patent for a side rail for suspension bridges that is meant "to provide an improved side railing constituting a truss, which will be light, durable, and of structural simplicity" (lines 20-23).
Date: March 21, 1893
Creator: Runyon, Edwin Elijah
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Caisson-Driver.

Description: Patent for an improved machine that sinks caissons into gravel or mud in order to make a foundation for breakwater, jetty, bridge, or similar purpose. It applies continuous and heavy pressure to the caisson during operation, and "is provided with a jet apparatus to force the sand and mud from within the caisson and cause it to settle around the outer portion of the same, thus holding it firmly in place, and which in general enables a caisson foundation to be laid with great facility and in a substantial manner" (lines 20-26).
Date: April 4, 1893
Creator: Perrenot, Theodore F.
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Breakwater, &c.

Description: Patent for an improved way of constructing piers, jetties, breakwaters, and similar structures. "It can be constructed from boats, barges, or from a trestle, or can be built continuously from a starting-point on shore to the objective point in the lake, bay, gulf, or other body of water" (lines 17-21). This invention is especially useful for places that don't have banks or ledges.
Date: August 9, 1892
Creator: Shannon, Alexander M.
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Improvement in Bridges.

Description: Patent for an improvement in Bridges and Self-Supporting Roofs and Girders. The invention provides instruction for "the construction of truss-bridges and self supporting roofs and girders"..."by nailing or bolting securely together successive layers of plank joined at different points."
Date: May 26, 1873
Creator: Davis, Benjamin F.
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Suspension-Bridge.

Description: Patent for a suspension bridge that improves on a previous patent granted to the inventor (No. 411,499). This patent is meant to "decrease the vertical motion in floor of min span of bridge, thereby adding stability thereto; to provide for a new and improved anchorage for the suspension cables of the bridge; and, furthermore, to improve certain details of construction" (lines 15-20).
Date: January 23, 1894
Creator: Greer, William Henry Clay
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Wooden Bridge

Description: Patent for a wooden bridge with a focus on increased durability of the structure and effective drainage for moisture from the timbers and for the free circulation of air between, around, or through the structure.
Date: April 9, 1891
Creator: Ferguson, Benjamin F.
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Bridge Construction

Description: Patent for a bridge building technique especially for arch or span bridges, to stabilize the bridge as well as making the bridge easy to assemble.
Date: December 29, 1914
Creator: Huebner, George
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