Data entry for 996 bridges

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Data entry for 996 bridges

By: Rebekah Bjork | May 10, 2015

State Archives volunteer Charles did data entry into a spreadsheet for Transportation Department/Bridge Division bridge plans (dated circa 1895­-1973) for approximately 996 bridges selected by Transportation Department staff as a representative sample of various bridge types used in the state as well as structures of historical significance in terms of engineering or location. Besides bridge type, engineering design, and location/crossing, plans were selected for bridges listed in, or eligible for, the National Register of Historical Places, or for which a Historic American Engineering Records (HAER) report was completed.