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William Jarvis McAlpine

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William Jarvis McAlpine (1812-1890)


1890 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM JARVIS McALPINE, an American engineer of the highest eminence-long distinguished in his own country for the number and difficulty of the works he has executed-but whose repute latterly extended to both sides of the Atlantic-died at his house in New Brighton, Staten Island, New Pork, on the 16th February, 1890, at the age of seventy-eight. . . . . In 1851 he was appointed to the office of State Engineer and Surveyor General of the State of New York, and in 1853 he became Engineer of the Erie Railway, in 1857 of the Galena and Chicago Railway, and in 1859 of the Harlem Bridge. . . . [more]



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