John Roebling


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Noun1.John Roebling - United States engineer (born in Germany) who designed and began construction of the Brooklyn bridge (1806-1869)John Roebling - United States engineer (born in Germany) who designed and began construction of the Brooklyn bridge (1806-1869)
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John Roebling conceived and designed the great bridge.
Report of John Roebling, civil engineer to the president and board of directors of the Covington and Cincinnati Bridge Company.
Among the historical data points are the repeated and recurrent failures of suspension bridges, which from the 1850s through the 1930s evolved from John Roebling's enormous successes--culminating in the Brooklyn Bridge--to structures that oscillated in the wind and, in the case of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, twisted itself apart and collapsed in 1940.
It involved John Roebling and the invention of steel cable.
He discusses ancient and primitive bridges, and modern bridges in the UK, France, and North America, with special discussion of John Roebling, the Brooklyn Bridge, deflection theory, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, the disaster of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940, the Severn Bridge in the UK, Japan's Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Denmark's Storebelt Bridge, and the Millennium Bridge in London.
One could traverse John Roebling's steel cable suspension bridge a thousand times and discover something new to see during every 1,600-foot journey.
As a result, planners decided to include a historical and archaeological emphasis in the park's design to provide users with a tangible educational component, spanning Trenton's history from Native Americans to industrial giant and Brooklyn Bridge architect John Roebling, who manufactured wire rope cable in the city.