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High Bridge Collection,1876-1877, 1876

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78pa107 Guide to the High Bridge Collection, 1876-1877 Processed by: Staff, Jason Flahardy, and Lindy Melvin; machine-readable finding aid created by:Tom Enneking and Eric Weig Special Collections Audio-Visual Archives Special Collections University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, KY 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=391&llib_id=13 Copyright 2001 University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved. Machine-readable finding aid derived from ${DERIVED}Date of source: 2001. Digital archival objects created: 2001-06-21. Description is in English. Guide to the High Bridge Collection, 1876-1877 Collection number: 78PA107 Contact Information Audio-Visual Archives Special Collections University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, KY 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-2654 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=391&llib_id=13 Processed by: Staff, Jason Flahardy and Lindy Melvin Date Completed: 2001 Encoded by: Tom Enneking and Eric Weig Copyright 2001 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved. 8 online images High Bridge Collection,1876-1877 78PA107 Mullen, James A. .5 cu. ft. (1 box): 8 items The materials are in English. University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections Lexington, Kentucky 40506 Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Copyright has not been assigned ot the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], High Bridge Collection, 78PA107,Special Collections, University of Kentucky. James A. Mullen photographed the construction of High Bridge between 1876-1877 probably for his lithographic volume of views along the Cincinnati Southern Railway. Mr. Mullen was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, February 14, 1834 and at seventeen he studied daguerreotyping under E.C. Hawkins and later on he learned new photographing techniques under Thomas Faris. In 1864 after serving as a photographer in the Engineer Corps, Mullen settle in Lexington, KY where he opened a Magonolia Gallery. In 1880s-1890s Mr. Mullen's work became recognized nationally and won several awards. He died at age 90 at his daughter's, Mrs. Frank Baker, home in Los Angeles. Located over the Kentucky River, High Bridge was once the highest bridge in North America and the highest railroad bridge in the world. A bridge was begun in the 1850s for the Lexington and Danville Railroad. It was to be a suspension bridge, designed by John A. Roebling, but was never completed. (The towers for the suspension cables were built and remained until 1929.) A bridge of cantilever design was finally opened in 1877 on the Cincinnati Southern Railway, 275 feet tall and 1,125 feet long, and dedicated by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1879. A new bridge was built around the existing structure in 1911 and expanded to two tracks in 1929. Bridges--KY--History--Pictorial Works Historic Bridges Bridges, Cantilever Bridges--Design and Construction Kentucky River (KY)--Bridges The collection consists of a series of seven views of High Bridge (also known as the Kentucky River Bridge or the Cincinnati Southern Railway Bridge) photographed by James Mullen during various stages of its construction in 1876-1877. The photographs are captioned and provide information on the construction company and bridge specifications. The photograhic process of the prints is albumen . Also included in the collection is a photograph of the Clay's Ferry Bridge taken by Charles Waldack. Related Material Curry, Howard. High Bridge: a Pictorial History. Lexington, KY: Feedback Printing, 1983 Hall, Charles G. The Cincinnati Southern Railway: History. Cincinnati, OH: McDonald Press, 1902. Young, Bennett H. A History of Jessamine County, Kentucky: From Its Earliest Settlement to 1898. Lousiville, KY: Courier-Journal Job Printing Co., 1989. Louis Edward Nollau High Bridge Photographic Collection, 1910-1911, 80PA121, Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Louis Edward Nollau Railroad Glass Negative Collection, ca. 1909-1917, 81PA101, Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Container List Kentucky River Bridge, Cincinnati Railway; shows completed span, 1 1 undated Subjects: Architecture Bridges Jessamine County, Kentucky Kentucky River Rivers. Kentucky River Bridge, Cincinnati Southern Railway; View No 2, shows half of Span No. 1, just before reaching temporary wooden pier, 1 2 1876-10-25 Subjects: Architecture Bridges Cincinnati Southern Railway Jessamine County, Kentucky Kentucky River Rivers Southern Railway System. Kentucky River Bridge, Cincinnati Southern Railway; View No 3, shows half of Span No. 1 just before reaching temporary pier, and also shows north and south piers, 1 3 undated Subjects: Architecture Bridges Cincinnati Southern Railway Kentucky River Railroads Rivers Southern Railway System. Kentucky River Bridge, Cincinnati Southern Railway; View No 4, shows Span No. 1 (375 ft in length) just before reaching Pier No., 1 4 1876-11-14 Subjects: Architecture Bridges Cincinnati Southern Railway Kentucky River Railroads Rivers Southern Railway System. Kentucky River Bridge, Cincinnati Southern Railway; View No. 6, shows part of Span No. 3 (south side), Pier No. 2 and temporary pier; also part of Span No.2 (north side), 1 5 1877-01-21 Subjects: Architecture Bridges Cincinnati Southern Railway Kentucky River Railroads Rivers Southern Railway System. Kentucky River Bridge, Cincinnati Southern Railway; View No. 7, shows first half of bridge complete, 1 6 undated Subjects: Architecture Bridges Cincinnati Southern Railway Kentucky River Railroads Rivers Southern Railway System. Kentucky River Bridge, Cincinnati Southern Railway; View No. 9, shows portion of Span 3, both piers and portion of center span, 1 7 1877-01-22 Subjects: Architecture Bridges Cincinnati Southern Railway Kentucky River Railroads Rivers Southern Railway System. Clay's Ferry Bridge, 1 8 undated Subjects: Architecture Bridges Clay's Ferry Bridge Rivers.