Joseph Gies

Mr. Gies is Senior Editor/Technology for Encyclopedia Britannica . Among his books are Bridges and Men (Doubleday, 1963) and Adventures Underground (Thomas Y. Crowell). His sources for this article include C. M. Woodward’s History of the St. Louis Bridge (G. I. Jones, 1881) and Florence Dorsey’s Road to the Sea (Rinehart, 1947).

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