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Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

Key insights from Erica Wagner's

Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge


Key insights from Erica Wagner's

Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

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A story about the human side of one of the world’s greatest engineering feats.

<p>The Brooklyn Bridge is as iconic to New York, and America as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. But while countless books have been written about the engineering genius, politics, and logistics behind the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, few stop to think about the lives of the people behind the bridge’s construction. In “Chief Engineer,” Erica Wagner peeks into the life of Washington Roebling, the man who built the Brooklyn Bridge.</p><br>

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Are interested in early American history
  • Would like to know how the Brooklyn Bridge was conceptualized and built
  • Want to understand how human factors influence infrastructure projects
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The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of America’s greatest stories of vision, innovation, and perseverance in the face of extraordinary odds. Over 150 years after its foundation was laid, the image of the bridge is still displayed on tourist brochures, posters, and even packets of Italian chewing gum. But if you were to stop a few dozen pedestrians walking across the bridge and ask them who brought the bridge into being, most couldn’t give you an answer.

In Chief Engineer, Erica Wagner explores the bridge’s genesis — from abstract concept to reality — from the...

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