According to a plaque on the Brooklyn Bridge “back of every great work we can find the self-sacrificing devotion of a woman.” Indeed, when John Roebling died and his son, Washington, was struck ill it was Washington’s young wife Emily Warren Roebling who worked day and night to ensure that the Brooklyn Bridge was built.
David McCullough, The Great Bridge. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983.
Antonia Petrash, More Than Petticoats: Remarkable New York Women, The Globe Pequot Press, 2002.
Martha Moore Trescott, “Women in the Intellectual Development of Engineering: A Study in Persistence and Systems of Thought” in Women of Science: Righting the Record, eds. G. Kass-Simon and Patricia Farnes, Indiana University Press, 1993.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)