Emily Warren Roebling

  Emily Warren Roebling was famous for helping to design and build the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Emily was married to Colonel Washington Augustus Roebling. He started to build the Brooklyn Bridge then he got sick Emily took over when she was half way finished he got better. Construction started on the base of the bridge in 1871. The base of the bridge is sunk in bedrock, 44 feet six inches deep. Her husband never got to go across the Brooklyn Bridge he died before he could. Emily died shortly after him. Emily won many awards. Before they died they had a son, his name was John Roebling. Emily helped a lot of people. While many people ignored her contributions, her name is listed as one of the builders of the Bridge on the dedication plaque.


1991, by Kerry, third grade