The final manuscript of—
Beale's Wagon Road. To The Pacific Coast.
The Western Camel Road and The Eastern Iron Bridge Road of 1859.
by Dr. Carroll Messer, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, TAMU
Is Permanently Archived at: Texas A&M University's OAKTrust digital library at:
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The manuscript summarizes the findings of this History-Sites.com thread on the construction of Beale's Iron Bridge Road in Indian Territory in an orderly manner as the historical events occurred from 1856-1861. The locations and design details of the six Whipple bowstring arch truss bridges built in Indian Territory for the Beale Wagon Road in 1859-60 are provided. Active hyperlink references to most topics are provided in the text.
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