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Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: May 27, 2007
Caption: Charles Ellet, Jr. Marker
on the bridge
Charles Ellet, Jr.
(1810 – 1862)
This notable American engineer designed the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, completed in 1849. Elletís other engineering accomplishments included: improving flood control and navigation of mid-western rivers; planning the layout of railways in Virginia, and developing the naval steam ram used by Union forces during the Civil War.
Elletís daughter, Mary Virginia Ellet Cabell, served as the only President Presiding, 1892 – 1893, of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker placed by Wheeling Chapter, DAR, 1999
Submitted: April 10, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p238232
File Size: 1.775 Megabytes
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