Emory L. Kemp & Beverly B. Fluty
Title Wheeling Suspension Bridge: A Pictorial Heritage
Paperback, 82 pages
1-57510-066-5 / 9781575100661
With the completion of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, American engineers led the world in long-span suspension bridges for more than a century. Finished in 1849, the bridge served not only as an engineering icon, but also forged links in transportation and commerce in Wheeling. The text and illustrations present a context for the Wheeling Suspension Bridge in terms of the history of suspension bridges, as well as the important influence the bridge has had on the lives of the inhabitants of Wheeling and the upper Ohio Valley.