Today in History–June 12–the Library of Congress features civil engineer John A. Roebling, born on this day in 1806. Roebling’s last and greatest achievement was completing the Brooklyn bridge in 1883. The bridge spans New York’s East River nearly 1,600 feet to connect Manhattan with Brooklyn. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to the Brooklyn Bridge, suspension bridges and other types of bridges.
Today in History: Roebling & the Brooklyn Bridge
June 12, 2012 by Leave a Comment