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Chief engineer: Washington Roebling: the man who built the Brooklyn Bridge

Chief engineer: Washington Roebling: the man who built the Brooklyn Bridge

Wagner, Erica, 1967- author

His father conceived of the Brooklyn Bridge, but it was Washington Roebling who built this iconic feat of human engineering after his father's tragic death. It has stood for more than 130 years and is now as much a part of New York as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. Yet, as recognisable as the bridge is, its builder is too often forgotten. This book is a brilliant examination of the life of one of America's most distinguished engineers

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Erica Wagner
ISBN: 1408837781, 9781408837788
Note: Originally published: 2017.
Physical Description: xx, 364 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Subject: Civil engineering United States History 20th century.; Civil engineering United States History 19th century.; Biography.; Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) Design and construction.; Roebling, Washington Augustus, 1837-1926.; Civil engineers United States Biography.