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Emily Roebling

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 5:19 AM

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

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Emily Roebling

PostedTuesday, July 3, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Emily Roebling

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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