Not too many people know the magnificent story of the building of
Brooklyn Bridge. It was the creative thinking of John Roebling,
an engineer at the time the Civil War was coming to a close. He
envisioned a revolutionary span connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Like many new ideas, Roebling’s was greeted by many nay sayers.
Bridge building experts from around the world said his concept was

Unfazed by the negativity he enlisted the assistance of his son,
Washington, who was studying to be an engineer in his father's

They overcame many obstacles in order to begin construction only
to be met by the biggest challenge of all.

A few months into the project a horrible accident claimed John
Roebling’s life and left his son brain-damaged, unable to talk, and
paralyzed except for the use of one finger.

Locals thought this was the end of the bridge. However Washington
had a trick up his sleeve.

To find out what Washington did,
click here.
The Brooklyn Bridge:
Overcoming obstacles
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