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Author
Fitzsimons, N.
Title
Benjamin Wright - the Father of American Civil Engineering
In
Third National Conference on Engineering Heritage 1986: Practices and Responsibilities of Engineering Heritage; Preprints of Papers
Imprint
Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 1986, pp. 63-65
ISBN/ISSN
0858253143
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=680643214303953;res=IELENG
Abstract

This paper describes the contributions of Benjamin Wright toward economic growth and civil engineering in America. Encompassing the Erie Canal, the Delaware & Hudson Canal connecting New York with the coal fields of Eastern Pennsylvania, the first steam railroad in the U.S.A., the Saint Lawrence Ship Canal and the first railroad in Cuba.

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