Monday, May 24, 2010
THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE
On this date in 1883, the Brookyn Bridge,, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York, was dedicated by President Chester Arthur and New York Governor Grover Cleveland.
It's interesting that much of the engineering and almost all of the public relations work was done by Emily Roebling, wife and daughter-in-law of the two original architects (both men) and an architect/engineer in her own right. Her involvement was downplayed because of the prevalent sexism.
Even with all the sleight of hand exercised to minimize Emily's involvement, she was THE FIRST PERSON TO CROSS THE BRIDGE.
I love the Brooklyn Bridge and personally thank Emily for building it.
And the beat goes on........
Posted by Morgan at 7:48 PM