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Bayonne Bridge Steel Rope, Making History in Lower Manhattan

By Neal Buccino, Special to Portfolio Photos by the Port Authority’s Mike Dombrowski Six centuries ago, engineers in the Inka Empire designed cable bridges long enough to span Peru’s mountain gorges and durable enough to withstand earthquakes. They wove these … Continue reading

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Late-breaking History: Eugene H. Klingelfuss, Maker of the Holland Tunnel’s First Washing Machine

By Roz Hamlett, Editor The odds are, even if you’re a glassy-eyed New York history geek, you’ve never heard of him. Because the evidence of his signature achievement has lain buried deep in the bottom drawer of an old mahogany … Continue reading

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