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John A. Roebling

(1806-1869)

 
 
John A. Roebling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 7, 2011
1. John A. Roebling Marker
Inscription. Here in 1846, Roebling built the first wire rope suspension bridge to carry a highway over the Monongahela River. He also designed a bridge across the Allegheny River, a railroad bridge at Niagara Falls, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.004′ N, 80° 0.193′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Smithfield Street 0.1 miles north of Carson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at south end of Smithfield Street Bridge near Station Square. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clinton Furnace (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bessemer Converter (about 500 feet away); Smithfield Street Bridge (approx. mile away); Monongahela Wharf Commercial Buildings (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Founding of the Ironworkers Union (approx. 0.3 miles away); University of Pittsburgh Log Schoolhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Scull (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
John A. Roebling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 7, 2011
2. John A. Roebling Marker
Looking north at Pittsburgh and the Smithfield Street Bridge
 John Augustus Roebling at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on May 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Search database for other John A. Roebling Markers throughout the U.S.
    — Submitted May 9, 2011.

 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
John A. Roebling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 7, 2011
3. John A. Roebling Marker
John Augustus Roebling (1806-1869) image. Click for full size.
Commissioned for the Historic American Engineering Record, circa 1847
4. John Augustus Roebling (1806-1869)
Builder of several suspension bridges in the United States. From a pamphlet celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge, 1933. The source of this image appeared in: (1883-05-26). "The New York and Brooklyn Suspension Bridge—New York Entrance". Harper's Weekly XXVII (1379): p. 321. New York: Harper & Brothers. Retrieved on 2009-09-23.
The Roeblings' original shop in Saxonburg, PA image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
5. The Roeblings' original shop in Saxonburg, PA
Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Archives
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 540 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on May 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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