Bridge Builder in Petticoats

Date: Feb 25, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Bernardsville Library

Carol Simon as Emily Roebling, webMany books and films have featured the Brooklyn Bridge and millions of people have crossed it. Built between 1869 and 1883, without modern machines or even electric light, it was the one of the most amazing technological achievements of its time. Yet few people know that a woman helped supervise much of its construction. Watch as storyteller Carol Simon Levin tells the true story of Emily Roebling who helped to supervise the greatest engineering project of the age when her husband became bedridden. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.


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