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The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York (Hardcover)

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  • More than 130 years after its completion, the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of the most extraordinary landmarks and symbols of Brooklyn and New York City―and the story behind this architectural marvel is just as extraordinary.

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Product Description

  • Artist
    Sara Duvall  
    Author
    Peter Tomasi  
    Binding
    Hardback  
    Cat No.
    4151531  
    EAN
    9781419728525  
    Genre
    Miscellaneous  
    ISBN
    9781419728525  
    Publisher
    Abrams Comicarts  
    Type
    Graphic Novels  
  • More than 130 years after its completion, the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of the most extraordinary landmarks and symbols of Brooklyn and New York City―and the story behind this architectural marvel is just as extraordinary.

    The Brooklyn Bridge was originally designed by John Augustus Roebling, but it was his son, Washington, and his daughter-in-law, Emily, who oversaw the bridge’s construction. As work on the bridge went on, Washington developed caisson disease, leaving him bedridden for the majority of the bridge’s 14-year construction.

    Washington’s wife, Emily Roebling, took his place running the work site, deftly assuming the role of chief engineer, supervising the project and overseeing the workers, contractors, a hostile press, and greedy city politicians―an unusual position for a woman to take on at the time.

    In this inspiring graphic novel, author Peter J. Tomasi and illustrator Sara Duvall show the building of the Brooklyn Bridge as it has never been seen before, and the marriage of the Roeblings―based on intellectual equality and mutual support―that made the construction of this iconic structure

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