Talk:American Bridge Company

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Comment[edit]

This is good stuff, Lar. I have been up the Sears Tower in Chicago and very impressive it is too. Bloody hell, we Brits used to do things like that and now we're also-rans! We couldn't even put a footbridge across the Thames without it wobbling uncontrollably. Speaking of which, I have been online too long and must away and do something else :} Puffball 16:43, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

Did you know...[edit]

The "Did you know..." section on the main page says the following:

Did you know...
...that the American Bridge Company, builders of four of the world's tallest buildings, was founded on land in Ambridge, Pennsylvania that was bought from the Harmony Society whose celibacy practice led to their decline?
Although neither the American Bridge Company article nor the Harmony Society articles mention these facts. Where did they come from then? Dismas|(talk) 06:48, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
The "did you know"" page got mangled a bit from the original suggestion. It was the (company) town of Ambridge that was founded, not the company, the company was going already since it was a rollup of other firms. This page (cited in the article) has some of the background on the purchase: Old Economy Village, as does the Ambridge munincipal village site, cited in the Ambridge article, and the American Bridge Company history page discusses the company town, and the celibacy issue itself as a cause of dieoff is from the Harmony Society article. Hmm... that's sounding like a rather convoluted chain ...is it clear enough from the articles and cites? ++Lar 08:07, 28 December 2005 (UTC)