1857 Roebling East River Bridge proposal

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1857 Roebling East River Bridge proposal - A Bridge across the East Biver. Mr. John A....
A Bridge across the East Biver. Mr. John A. Roebling, civil engineer, who is endorsed by the Jbtirnal of Commerce as the greatest living au thority on the subject of suspension bridges, says thata - suspension bridge over the East river, to connect New York and Brooklyn, is not only practicable, but will become absolutely necessary. necessary. 'The ereotion of a suspension bridge 200 feet above high water, so graded as to serve as tvn ordinary highway for foot passengers and all descriptions of vehicles, would on the New York side require a length of approach of about 8,000 feet. Mr. Roebling proposes to construct such a bridge for about two millions of dollars, over which more passengers can be transported at any time of the - year, and in less time, and more oomfortabl, thcan now - be done on all the KiUn$ form, together,

Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle22 Jan 1857, ThuPage 2

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)22 Jan 1857, ThuPage 2
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