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The Digital Bridges site consists of a collection of over thirty representative historical bridge engineering monographs, manuals, and artifacts from the Lehigh University Libraries' Special Collections. With the growing interest in material culture, technology studies, the history of engineering practices, and the renovation and restoration of historical structures, this site is designed to provide a rich, interactive research tool for students, historians, and engineering professionals.
Underwritten in part by Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered through the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Library's NETShare program, the Digital Bridges Web site was developed by a team of librarians and technical staff within Lehigh University's Library and Technology Services organization, with significant contributions by several independent professionals with whom Lehigh University contracted for specific services. Major development and production activities for the site occurred from May 2001 through March 2002, with ongoing revisions. Members of the Digital Bridges project team include (individuals are affiliated with Lehigh University unless otherwise noted):
The Digital Bridges site was initially launched in 2002 using Greenstone Digital Library software for organization, indexing, retrieval, and dynamic page creation for materials in the online collection. In 2008, the project was migrated to CONTENTdm digital collection management software. Local customizations were made to the CONTENTdm interfaces to maintain continuity with the original site, while adding some improvements to design and functionality.