Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge

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On a warm spring day in 1883, a woman rode across the Brooklyn Bridge with a rooster on her lap. It was the first trip across an engineering marvel that had taken nearly fourteen years to construct. The woman's husband was the chief engineer, and he knew all about the dangerous new technique involved. The woman insisted she learn as well. When he fell ill mid-construction, her knowledge came in handy. She supervised every aspect of the project while he was bedridden, and she continued to learn about things only men were supposed to know: math, science, engineering. Women weren't supposed to be engineers. But this woman insisted she could do it all, and her hard work helped to create one of the most iconic landmarks in the world.

Author 's note. More about Emily Roebling. Glossary. Selected bibliography. Suggestions for further reading. Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781250155320

JLG Release: July 2019

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  • Book Details

    ISBN

    9781250155320

    Format

    Print Book

    Edition

    Hardcover edition

    Publisher

    Roaring Brook

    Page Count

    40

    Trim Size

    9" x 10"

    Dewey Classification

    624.2092

    Genre

    Nonfic


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