The Wilbur J. & Sara Ruth Watson Bridge Book Collection was the personal library of noted Cleveland civil engineer, Wilbur Watson. An authority on reinforced concrete construction, his work includes the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge and the Akron Air Dock. His daughter, Sara Ruth, was an English professor at Cleveland State and bequeathed her father’s library of civil engineering works in the 1990s, including a fund for their support. The conservation and digitization of these books are supported by the Emily M. Watson Endowment for the Wilbur J. and Sara Ruth Watson Bridge Book Collection.
Appendix to the Minutes of Evidence: Taken Before the Lords Committees to Whom the Bill Intituled "An Act for Improving the Approaches to London Bridge," was Committed
City Liberal Club 2016
In 1829 legislation was submitted to the British Parliament, regarding improvements to the approaches to London Bridge. Referred to a Lord’s Committee, a report was issued, this being the appendix of exhibits offered in support. Note especially the maps... (read more)
Sarah Ruth Watson and John R. Wolfs 2016
"The panorama of Cleveland's Cuyahoga Valley shows bridges of all sizes, styles, functions and types. We are chronicling a history of bridges, but with special attention to the influence of our environment upon them."... (read more)
William E. Beyer 2009
The History of the Veterans Memorial Bridge: 90th Anniversary Edition by William Beyer documents the history of the original construction of the bridge and the two major rehabilitations—the first was done from 1967 to 1969 and the second was... (read more)