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Direct URL's to Manuscript on Beale's Iron Bridges

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:

https://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/194898

Direct access to the PDF and Word versions of the manuscript are at:

https://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/bitstream/handle/1969.1/194898/Beale%20Wagon%20Road%20by%20Dr.%20Messer.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

https://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/bitstream/handle/1969.1/194898/Beale%20Wagon%20Road%20by%20Dr.%20Messer.doc?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

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.

I hope you will find this historic Oklahoma story enjoyable and informative. Save a copy and reference the source material as appropriate.

Messages In This Thread

Five Beale Wagon Road Iron Bridges in IT
Redbank Creek
Sans Bois Creek
Re: Sans Bois Creek
Re: Five Beale Wagon Road Iron Bridges in IT
Re: Five Beale Wagon Road Iron Bridges in IT
Longtown Creek
Poteau River
Poteau River Beale Iron Bridge Location
Re: Poteau River Beale Iron Bridge Location
Re: Poteau River Beale Iron Bridge Location
Beale Bridge Location Not "E Street"
Re: Beale Bridge Location Not "E Street"
Stephen, Looking Back
Re: Stephen, Looking Back
Whipple's Iron Bridges?
Re: Beale Bridge Location Not "E Street"
Beale Wagon Road's Carnall St. Bridge in Ft. Smith
Re: Poteau River Beale Iron Bridge Location
Re: Poteau River Beale Iron Bridge Location
Carnall Ave. Crossing of Poteau--It's a FERRY
Summary: Beale Wagon Road Iron Bridges in IT
Emachaya Creek was a Beale Wagon Road Iron Bridge
Otter Creek was Little Sans Bois
VIP Correction to Timeline of ARJ article
Beale Wagon Road’s Six Iron Bridges in IT
Re: Beale Wagon Road’s Six Iron Bridges in IT
More on Location of Poteau River Bridge
More on Site of Poteau River Iron Bridge
BWR Route Thru Winchester Mt.
Support for BWR Route Thru Winchester Mt.
Re: BWR Route Thru Winchester Mt.
Re: BWR Route Thru Winchester Mt.
Re: BWR Route Thru Winchester Mt.
What a night on Winchester Mt.
Fort Smith-Ft. Laramie-Ft. Worth Bowstring Bridges
Re: Fort Smith-Ft. Laramie-Ft. Worth Bowstring Bri
Historic Ft. Laramie Bridge Picture
Fort Scott Bowstring Arch Bridge
Six Beale Wagon Road Iron Bridges in IT
The Beale - Edwards Connection
The Wanderer's Letters on the Beale Bridges
Re: The Wanderer's Letters on the Beale Bridges
Re: The Wanderer's Letters on the Beale Bridges
Wanderer's Eighth Letter Found
Re: Wanderer's Eighth Letter Found
Beale Wagon Road??
Wanderer's Nov. 3 Letter on the Beale Bridges
Re: Wanderer's Nov. 3 Letter on the Beale Bridges
Wanderer's Nov. 16 Letter on the Poteau Bridge
Who was the Wanderer?
More info on the Wanderer
Re: More info on the Wanderer
John Russell Young's biography
Re: John Russell Young's biography
Re: John Russell Young's biography
"Mr. President, Is That All?"
Wanderer's "North Fork Town" Letter
Re: The Wanderer's Letters on the Beale Bridges
Who was the Wanderer? Grant's Biographer??
Re: Who was the Wanderer? Grant's Biographer??
More on Wanderer=Young
Re: More on Wanderer=Young
Re: More on Wanderer=Young
Philadelphia Connection to Beale's Iron Bridges
New Book on Pencoyd Iron Works of Philadelphia
Edwards Goes To Washington
Signs for BWR in Pottawatomie County
Update for Six Beale Wagon Road Iron Bridges in IT
Info on Iron Bridge Across Sans Bois Creek
Finding Iron Bridge Across Sans Bois Creek??
Greig & Graham--The Arkansas Stone Masons
Re: Update for Six Beale Wagon Road Iron Bridges i
Jim Stewart's Commentary and Guidance
The Six 1859 Beale Wagon Road Iron Bridges in IT
Re: Update for Six Beale Wagon Road Iron Bridges i
Why Did Army Fund BWR in IT??
Army Using BWR to Supply Fort Cobb
Re: Update for Six Beale Wagon Road Iron Bridges i
Beale Wagon Road in Indian Territory
Kerlin's Well Serving Beale Wagon Road
Primary References for Beale Wagon Road
Historical Sites for Western Beale Wagon Road
Updates on Western Beale Wagon Road
BWR Passing Thru Flagstaff, AZ
Update for BWR Passing Thru Flagstaff, AZ
Update for Historical Sites for Western BWR
Re: Update for Historical Sites for Western BWR
Re: Update for Historical Sites for Western BWR
Re: Update for Historical Sites for Western BWR
Location of Hardyville on Rumsey Map
Trouble Crossing the Colorado
Re: Trouble Crossing the Colorado
Re: Trouble Crossing the Colorado
Re: Trouble Crossing the Colorado
U.S. Cavalry - Regular Army
Re: U.S. Cavalry - Regular Army
Re: Update for Historical Sites for Western BWR
Correction for Overview
Video Updates for Historical Sites for Western BWR
Last Camp for Hi Jolly and U.S. Army's Camel Corps
Good URL for Hi Jolly and U.S. Army's Camels
Register Rock-- A Historical Site for Western BWR
Beale Wagon Road Historical Marker in Texas
Rock Mary-Oklahoma's First Marker to California
A New Reference for Beale Wagon Road is Done!
Your Copy of Beale Wagon Road is Available!
Websites for Wanderer's Eight Letters
Wanderer's Western Trip to Fort Smith
URL's to Wanderer's A,B,C Letters
Re: Five Beale Wagon Road Iron Bridges in IT
Re: Five Beale Wagon Road Iron Bridges in IT
BEALE BRIDGE SITE FOUND
Re: BEALE BRIDGE SITE FOUND
Kyle Burch's Pictures at Redbank Creek
Jack Beale Smith's Example Picture
Re: Jack Beale Smith's Example Picture
Re: Jack Beale Smith's Example Picture
Beale Bridge Pictures at Redbank Creek
Beale Bridge Sign -- A National Treasure?
Another Pencoyd-Murphy Business Card
The Holy Grail Discovery for Beale Wagon Road
A Tribute to John Russell Young
Beale Wagon Road to Pacific Coast. Library Copy.
Direct URL's to Manuscript on Beale's Iron Bridges