American Society of Civil Engineers

John A. Roebling: A Bicentennial Celebration of His Birth 1806-2006

by Theodore Green, P.E., (editor)
New Jersey and Metropolitan Sections of ASCE, History and Heritage Committee
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-0899-5 / 0-7844-0899-8 (PDF), 2007, 248 pp., (doi:

Conference information: Roebling Project Symposium 2006; October 27, 2006, Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: Proceedings of a symposium in honor of the 200th anniversary of John A. Roebling’s birth, held in New York, New York, October 27, 2006. Sponsored by the History and Heritage Committee of ASCE; the New Jersey and Metropolitan Sections of ASCE. This collection contains 13 papers covering Roebling’s life, projects, and influence on the civil engineering profession. Topics include: Roebling’s early life and technical education in Germany; his development and use of wire rope; the planning of the Brooklyn Bridge; and his influence on other civil engineers.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Civil engineering landmarks
New York
New York City