Emily Warren Roebling

Emily Warren Roebling (1843-1903) was an engineer and vice-president of the Roebling Company of Trenton, which makes wire rope.

She was also the wife of Col. Washington A. Roebling, and In 1873, while Washington Roebling was building the Brooklyn Bridge, he became ill and was incapacitated. Emily Roebling took over the supervision of the work and saw to completion the building of the bridge, the first span over the East River from New York City to Brooklyn.



Journal Articles: 

Weigold, Marilyn. “Building Brooklyn’s Bridge – The Newport Scenario.” Newport History 56, no. 3 (1983): 86-95.


Weigold, Marilyn E. 2019. Silent builder: Emily Warren Roebling and the Brooklyn Bridge. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1108873948