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Roebling

[ roh-bling ]

noun

  1. John Augustus, 1806–69, U.S. engineer, born in Germany: pioneer of wire-rope suspension bridges, designer of the Brooklyn Bridge.
  2. his son Washington Augustus, 1837–1926, U.S. engineer: completed Brooklyn Bridge 1883.


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Roebling preferred parallel wires as 10 % stronger than twisted wires.

John A. Roebling, who had made a brilliant record as a bridge engineer, was chosen for the responsible post of chief engineer.

Mr. Roebling rejected the suggestion of an ansthetic, and personally directed the operations of the surgeon.

As soon as possible the directors chose Colonel Roebling to succeed his father, and the great undertaking proceeded.

Mr. Roebling and Mr. Case bustled our party of three into that boat in less time than it takes to tell it.

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