Emily Roebling

Egirl   Team Posted on July 3, 2012 by Egirl Team
Emily Roebling http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABrooklyn_Museum_-_Portrait_of_Emily_Warren_Roebling_-_Charles-%C3%89mile-Auguste_Carolu

A woman named Emily Roebling supervised construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.

A woman named Emily Roebling supervised construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. When her husband became ill in 1872 Emily took over day-to-day supervision of bridge construction. Emily had studied many engineering topics related to bridge construction including mathematics, strength of materials, and cable construction. Her name is included on the plaque dedicating the bridge - recognizing her role in creating one of her era's great engineering achievements. 

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