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The Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge 1
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2 The Brooklyn Bridge: The Brooklyn Bridge: Washington Roebling’s Malady Washington Roebling’s Malady To construct the foundations for the bridge piers, a pressurized caisson was used.   Little was known about “decompression disease” in the 1870’s, and many workers died during this type of construction on the bridge. Washington Roebling, chief engineer, was incapacitated by this malady.
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The Brooklyn Bridge: Emily’s Story The Brooklyn Bridge: Emily’s Story 3 Emily Roebling http://www.asce.org/history/bio_roebling_e.html
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And While Talking About And While Talking About Women in CE… Women in CE… 4 Nora Stanton Nora Stanton was the first woman in the United States to graduate  with a civil engineering degree.   In 1905, she was the first woman to graduate from  Cornell University  with a Civil Engineering degree. That same year, she became the first female
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Unformatted text preview: member, with junior status, of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). After graduating from college, Nora worked for the American Bridge Company and for the New York City Board of Water Supply. While taking some classes in electricity and mathematics at Columbia University, she worked as a research assistant for Lee De Forest, who invented the radio vacuum tube. They eventually married In 1914, she began working part-time as an architect and developer on Long Island. Nora applied to the ASCE in 1916 for an upgrade to associate membership since she had passed the age limit for junior status. Her request was denied. She filed a lawsuit against the ASCE, which gained notoriety despite the fact that she eventually lost....
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