Harrington & Cortelyou

of Kansas City
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Frank Morgan Cortelyou biography


From a 1910 article about the firm's acquisition by Burns & McDonnell https://www.rtands.com/news/burns-mcdonnell-to-acquire-bridg...

"Harrington & Cortelyou has been providing civil engineering design and construction services for highway, road and bridge projects since the firmís founding in 1907. For decades, its specialty has been design and construction of fixed and movable highway and railway bridges. Harrington & Cortelyou traces its origins to 1887 when John Alexander Low Waddell teamed with John Lyle Harrington to open a firm specializing in engineering design of long-span and movable bridges. In 1909, the firm secured a patent for a span drive lift bridge that led to projects designing approximately two dozen vertical lift bridges, including the ASB Railroad bridge that once connected North Kansas City with Downtown Kansas City prior to completion of the Heart of America Bridge."

Dismal Swamp Canal Bridge (Chesapeake, Virginia)
Built 1933
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Dismal Swamp Canal on US ROUTE 17
Open to traffic

K Street Bridge (1940) (Washington, District of Columbia)
Built 1940
Concrete rigid frame bridge over Potomac Parkway and Rock Creek on K Street, N.W.
Open to traffic

KCS - Atchafalaya River Bridge (Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1928
Through truss swing bridge over Atchafalaya River on Kansas City Southern Railroad (formerly also carried LA-1)
Open to traffic

Knights Landing Bridge (1933) (Yolo County, California)
Built 1933
Bascule bridge over Sacramento River on CA 113
Open to traffic

Massachusetts Avenue Bridge (Washington, District of Columbia)
Designer, 1939
Concrete arch bridge over Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway on Massachusetts Avenue
Open to traffic

NS/CSX - Tombigbee River Bridge (Clarke County, Alabama)
Built 1949
Through truss bridge over Tombigbee River on Norfolk Southern, CSX
Open to traffic

O.K. Allen Bridge (Rapides Parish, Louisiana)
Built 1936
K-Parker through truss bridge over Red River on US 71
Replaced by new bridge; destroyed September 2015

Point Marion Bridge (Greene County, Pennsylvania)
Consulting engineers, 1930
Lost cantilevered through truss bridge over the Monongahela River on PA 88
Replaced by new bridge

Rulo Bridge (Richardson County, Nebraska)
Consulting engineers, 1938
Through truss bridge over Missouri River on US 159 at Rulo
Imploded January 19, 2014

Sarah Mildred Long Bridge (1940) (Rockingham County, New Hampshire)
Built 1940
Vertical lift bridge over Piscataqua River on US 1 Bypass in Portsmouth
Replaced by a new bridge

Winfield Toll Bridge (Putnam County, West Virginia)
Design, 1955
Through truss bridge over Kanawha River on WV 34 in Winfield
Open to traffic