Some articles and pictures of railroad bridges.
In the 1830s, the railroad boom started a new era in the building of railroad bridges pushing engineers to build towering wooden bridges that have become synonymous with the era. Timber trestles were one of the few railroad bridge forms that did not develop in Europe. The reason was that in the...
Forty years ago today, the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge burned – and changed history.
Railroad bridges and train trestles were first developed in the mid-19th century, constructed primarily of stone. Today, steel is the common material.