Bridging East and West: The First Steel Bridge of Memphis

The University Libraries would like to invite the campus community to visit the Fall 2017 exhibit, “Bridging East and West: The First Steel Bridge of Memphis.” This exhibit takes you through challenges the railroad industry faced with securing land to build the tracks needed to connect the east and west coasts of our nation, and highlights the technology to move rail cars over geographical obstacles like the Mississippi River. Come and transport yourself back to the end of the 19th century to see original maps, historic photographs, and learn about how Memphis celebrated the opening of the third largest bridge of its kind in the world. On display through Spring 2018.

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