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Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John A. Roebling

 
 
John A. Roebling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
1. John A. Roebling Marker
Inscription.
Civil Engineer
Designer and builder
of many suspension bridges
Founder of Trenton’s greatest industry
An energetic worker
Inventor and man of affairs
Devoted to his adopted country
in whose progress he had unswerving faith
A patron of arts and sciences
and benefactor to mankind
This monument is erected
by the citizens of Trenton
and his sons in the year 1908

 
Erected 1908 by the citizens of Trenton and his sons.
 
Location. 40° 14.3′ N, 74° 47.503′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from within Cadwalader Park. Touch for map. This marker is inside Cadwalader Park on a hill overlooking the main circular drive. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08618, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ellarslie ( about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Briar Patch ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The Swamp Angel ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Mercer County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Cadwalader Park
John A. Roebling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
2. John A. Roebling Marker
The sculpture, by artist William Couper, stands about six and one half feet high on a nine foot base.
( approx. ¼ mile away); Dorothea Dix (was approx. ¾ mile away but has been reported missing. ); The Hermitage ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Hopewell Church ( approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
More about this marker. The statue portrays John A. Roebling seated in a Neoclassical armchair, with his legs crossed. He is depicted in an overcoat, with an engineering diagram of a suspension bridge draped across his lap, and a pile of books and rolled blue prints beneath his seat.

The bronze sculpture is set atop a rectangular, red Swedish granite base. Two side bronze relief panels depicting bridges; one depicts the Brooklyn Bridge, the other a suspension bridge over the Niagara River.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of John Augustus Roebling. (Submitted on December 10, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceNotable Persons
 
East River Bridge plaque on the left side of the pedestal. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 8, 2007
3. East River Bridge plaque on the left side of the pedestal.
Now better known as the Brooklyn Bridge.
Niagra Bridge plaque on the right side of the pedestal. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
4. Niagra Bridge plaque on the right side of the pedestal.
This relief depicts the first railroad suspension bridge to span the Niagara River.
Looking up the hill at the Roebling monument. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
5. Looking up the hill at the Roebling monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,236 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 9, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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