Science: Length

Engineering added a temporary milestone to its faith when one Benjamin B. Odell, a former Governor of New York, drove a rivet. He completed the longest single span in the world. The great span, borne on 18-inch cables, is 1,623 ft. long, and dangles 155 ft. over the Hudson River about six miles north of Peekskill, between Anthony's Nose and Bear Mountain. With its approaches, it cost $6,000,000 and will be open after January as a toll bridge. Except for the railway bridge at Poughkeepsie, it is the only vehicular bridge across the Hudson...

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