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Alvord Lake Bridge

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  1. the first reinforced concrete bridge built in America

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 13, 2009
  2. built in 1889 by Ernest L. Ransome, an innovator in reinforced concrete design, mixing equipment, and construction systems

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  3. The bridge was constructed as a single arch 64 feet (20 m) wide with a 20 feet (6 m) span

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  4. Ransome is believed to have used his patented cold-twisted square steel bar for reinforcement, placed longitudinally in the arch and curved in the same arc

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  5. A view of the Alvord Lake Bridge looking toward the east
    A view of the Alvord Lake Bridge looking toward the east

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  6. The face of the bridge was scored and hammered to resemble sandstone

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