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American engineer.

Biographical Information

Name: Washington Roebling
Full name: Washington Augustus Roebling
Born on 26 May 1837 in , Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA, North America
Deceased on 21 July 1926 in , New York, USA, North America
Husband of
Son of
Place(s) of activity:

Studies at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy (New York)


Studies pneumatic caissons in Britain, France and Germany;
after his father's death supervises the construction of the Great East River Bridge


Caisson disease paralyzes Roebling who can no longer personally oversee construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Structures and Projects

Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:

chief engineer


  1. Roebling, Washington A. (1873): Pneumatic tower foundations of the East River suspension bridge. Averell & Peckett, printers,, New York (USA), pp. 92.
  2. Roebling, Washington A. (1872): Report of the Chief Engineer of East River bridge.

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