brooklyn bridge - Construction The constructionof the...

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Construction The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge started in 1869 and took 14 years to  complete.  Brooklyn Bridge At   the   time   many   saw   the   construction   of   such   a   large   bridge   as   a   folly. The   driving   force   behind   the   whole   project,   John   Roebling,   was   a   German  immigrant who had worked for the Prussian government as a bridge and road  builder. He launched the idea of building a bridge across the East River after he  had   taken   a   ferry   across   the   river   that   ended   up   stuck   in   the   ice. John Roebling would never get to see the bridge he had designed: he died after  crushing his foot in an accident. He wasn't the only one to lose his life during the  construction: 20 of the in total 600 workers died while working on the bridge. The  son of John Roebling, Washington Roebling, took over the leadership of the  project but he suffered from the caisson-disease as a result of the works on the 
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2010 for the course ENG 2563 taught by Professor Kilo during the Spring '10 term at The Northern Alberta Inst. of Technology.

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