"The following designs are supposed to be made for the contracting department of a bridge shop or contracting firm, with a view of being submitted in competition. The competitors in the field of structural steel in this Western Territory are as numerous as in the East, though most of the shops are located there. There are small shops in St. L., Chicago, Minn., Milwaukee and points in Ind. and Ohio. The American Bridge Co. fabricates 60% of the structural steel now used in this country"--page 6.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Civil Engineering


F. J. Kersting determined to be Felix John Kersting from "Forty-First Annual Catalogue. School of Mines and Metallurgy, University of Missouri".
Holograph [Handwritten and illustrated in entirety by author].


Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

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41 pages, 12 plates


© 1897 F. J. Kersting, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Bridges -- Specifications -- Design and construction
Building, Iron and steel
Iron and steel bridges -- Design and construction

Thesis Number

T 74

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Plate_1.tif (59 kB)
Proposed 80' x 12' Riveted Span over Cow Creek, Butler Co. Mo.

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No. 1, Ground Plan of Rutger Street Plant

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No. 1a, Part Plan of Rutger Street Plant Showing Location of Aparatus and Piping

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Nos. 2 and 3, Cross Section Showing Retort Seting, Hydraulic Main and Accompanying Pipes; Perspective View of Fire Clay Retort

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No. 4, Vertical Cross Section of Roots' Gas Exhauster

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No. 5,, Elevation and Section of Multitublar Gas Condenser

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No. 6, Pelouze and Audouins Tar Extractor

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No. 7, Section of Chollar Washer

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No. 8, Elevation and Section of Tower Gas Scrubber

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No. 9, Standard Gas Washer Scrubber

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No. 10, Plan Elevation and Section of Street Plate Circular Purifier

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No. 11, Cross Section of Coal Gas Tar Separator