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News & Features

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News Stories

  • Strong as Steel

    Cornelius L. Henderson was a pioneering steel engineer and architect who helped construct two of the major Great Lakes bridge crossings between the United States and Canada.

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  • Ten Burning Buses

    One researcher is using Bentley collections to spotlight anti-civil rights terrorism – including a 1971 bus bombing in Pontiac, Michigan – and racially motivated crimes that too often went unsolved.

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