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The Builders of the Bridge

 
 
The Builders of the Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
1. The Builders of the Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated to the memory of Emily Warren Roebling 1843-1903 whose faith and courage helped her stricken husband Col. Washington A. Roebling, C.E. 1837-1926 complete the construction of this bridge from the plans of his father John A. Roebling, C.E. 1806-1869 who gave his life to 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.
 
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); Manhattan North of the Bridge to Canal Street

The East Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
2. The East Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge
The marker is on the center support, not visible.
(a few steps from this marker); Brookland Ferry Landing (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Brookland Ferry Landing (about 400 feet away); Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building (about 500 feet away); Eagle Warehouse (about 800 feet away); Walt Whitman (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
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 U.S. civil
The West Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
3. The West Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge
engineer, a pioneer in the design of steel suspension bridges. His best known work is the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, completed under the direction of his eldest son, Washington Augustus, in 1883. (Submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
The Brooklyn Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 12, 2012
4. The Brooklyn Bridge
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on May 23, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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