Women and engineering: the striking story of the Brooklyn Bridge

Engineering continues to be a male dominated profession despite real prospects for women. So how can we encourage more women into the engineering industry? Somehow by remembering captivating stories such as the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge by Emily Warren Roebling in the late 19th century. When Washington A. Roebling, her husband and chief engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge, fell ill, it was her, who stepped in – managing, liaising and politicking between city officials and workers…

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