Download PDF by Erica Wagner: Chief Engineer: The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

By Erica Wagner

ISBN-10: 1408837781

ISBN-13: 9781408837788

ISBN-10: 1408843773

ISBN-13: 9781408843772

His father conceived of the Brooklyn Bridge, however it used to be Washington Roebling who equipped this iconic feat of human engineering after his father's tragic demise. It has stood for greater than one hundred thirty years and is now as a lot part of long island because the Statue of Liberty or the Empire kingdom development. but, as recognisable because the bridge is, its builder is just too frequently forgotten.

The leader Engineer is an excellent exam of the lifetime of considered one of America's so much exclusive engineers. Roebling's adventure as an engineer development bridges within the Union military throughout the civil struggle hasn't ever sooner than been documented, and performed a valuable position within the bridge that hyperlinks Brooklyn and long island. The Brooklyn Bridge took fourteen dramatic years to accomplish, and the non-public tale that lay in the back of that building is advised right here for the 1st time.

The leader Engineer is a fascinating portrait of a super and pushed guy, and of the period within which he lived. Meticulously researched, and written with revealing archival fabric just recently exposed, together with Washington Roebling's personal memoir that was once formerly considered misplaced to background, in The leader Engineer Erica Wagner relates the attention-grabbing background of the bridge and its maker.

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