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.
Location. 40° 42.247′ N, 73° 59.669′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Brooklyn Bridge Promenade. Touch for map. This marker is mounted on the east tower of the Brooklyn Bridge. Access is via the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10038, United States of America.
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); Manhattan North of the Bridge to Canal Street (a few steps from this marker); The Brooklyn Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brookland Ferry Landing
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 San Jose, 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 engineer, a pioneer in the design of steel suspension bridges. His best known work is the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, (Submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
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