Brooklyn Bridge Close up
"Report" to the New York Bridge Company September 1, 1867 -
Plan and Details of Anchorage,Approaches, Towers, and Steel Cables.
"The contemplated work, when constructed in accordance with my design, will not only
be the greatest bridge in existence, but it will be the great engineering work
of the Continent and of the age. Its most conspicuous feature - the great towers -
will serve as landmarks to the adjoining cities, and they will be entitled to be
ranked as national monuments. As a great work of art, and a successful specimen of advanced
bridge engineering, the structure will forever testify to the energy, enterprise, and
wealth of that community which shall secure its erection."
Bridge Design Engineers - John Augustus Roebling and Wilhelm Hildenbrand
"Chief Engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge" -
John A. Roebling, appointed 23 May 1867, salary $8000 per year