Finley, James

Finley, James

(1762–1828) civil engineer; born in Pa. He was a judge when he conceived of building a suspension bridge with masonry towers and wrought-iron chains. His first bridge was completed in 1801, and in 1810 he built a 244-foot span across the Merrimack River at Newburyport, Mass. Finley's bridges are known for their solidity.
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NEW FRIENDS: Daily Post sports editor Richard Williamson meets Greasby junior school pupils Adam Connolly, Max Finley, James Williams, Ben Moyse, Abbie Thomas and Abby Johnson at the launch of the BT Merseyside Youth Games Wirral Development Programme