Emily Warren Roebling

Emily Warren Roebling (1843-1903) was the wife of Col. Washington A. Roebling, and engineer and vice-president of the Roebling Company of Trenton, makers of wire rope. 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.

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