- John Augustus,1806–69, U.S. engineer, born in Germany: pioneer of wire-rope suspension bridges, designer of the Brooklyn Bridge.
- his sonWashington Augustus,1837–1926, U.S. engineer: completed Brooklyn Bridge 1883.
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The great engineer Roebling was the first victim to an accident.Inventions in the Century
William Henry Doolittle
After it was over Roebling replied, to the suggestion that he must be happy, "I am satisfied."Peculiarities of American Cities
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.
With one name, in an especial sense, this Bridge will always be associated—that of Roebling.Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883
William C. Kingsley