Not too many people know the magnificent story of the building of the 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 naysayers. Bridge building experts from around the world said his concept was impossible.
Unfazed by the negativity he enlisted the assistance of his son, Washington, who was studying to be an engineer in his father's footsteps.
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.