The Builders of the Bridge
“Back of every great work we can find the self-sacrificing devotion of a woman”
The tablet elected 1961 by
The Brooklyn Engineers Club
with funds raised by popular subscription
Erected 1961 by Brooklyn Engineers Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1961.
Location. 40° 42.247′ N, 73° 59.669′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Brooklyn Bridge Promenade. This marker is mounted on the east tower of the Brooklyn Bridge. Access is via the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1883 New York Harbor (a few steps from this marker); The Brooklyn Bridge (a few steps from this marker);
Also see . . .
1. Col Washington Augustus Roebling. Key Figure in the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge. The son of John A. and Johanna Herting Roebling, Washington took his engineering degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and worked with his father in bridge construction prior to Union Army Civil War service, during which time he distinguished himself at Gettysburg and was credited with the construction of bridges across the Rappahannock and Shenandoah rivers. (Submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. John Augustus Roebling - Encyclopedia Britannica. John Augustus Roebling, (born June 12, 1806, Mühlhausen, Prussia—died July 22, 1869, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., U.S.), German-born (Submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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