Bridge meeting, meaning to country, engineering in good hands

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Bridge meeting, meaning to country, engineering in good hands - 1'hc Bridge HIcetinR. The full reports of...
1'hc Bridge HIcetinR. The full reports of Superintendent Kingsley and Engineer Roebling, which appeared in yesterday's yesterday's Eagle, so fully tell how the great engineering enterprise of the day iB advancing, as to leave no room nor necessity for comment from the press. That this work, great and difficult as it is, is in competent hands, the public have daily ocular demonstration. The great Cathedral architect who had engraved on his monument, in the middle of the vast pile, "If thou seek'st his epitaph, look around," might have been taken as a pre cedent by Mr. Kingsley and Mr. Roebling. Thev mieht have reported in one sentence, '"If vou want to know what we are doing, look across from the ferryboat any day, on leaving or entering Fulton slip, and you will see. There is their real report, the vast work going on so rapidly, so noiselessly, and with such entire smoothness and success, as if it were the most ordinary and trivial matter of houso or dock building. The work as it progresses is its own best re port, and it is the surest and most evident proof that great as is the work, the men in charge of it are equal to its utmost exigencies. Still it was interesting to read their own story, in words as plain and untechnlcal as the subject subject admits of, of what they are doing, and how far they have progressed. We confess to a Bincere admiration for these men of engineering engineering achievement. We never compare them montally with the lawyers, talkers, spoutora and editors, without feeling that those clnsseB that make the most noise in the world, are not the world's most useful oitizens. The lawyer dies, and like poor Yorick, it is but a beggarly legacy of words he leaves behind him. But John A. Roebling lives conspicu ously and forever in his great bridges, by which he has spanned the mighty rivers of tho continent.and facilitated for centuries tho communication communication of the people, between cities and States. His son, aided by tho men of practical skill associated with him, is building here for himself a monument greater even than those that make his father's memory ever distinct in the view of the whole community. This city has done its part, in a munificent contribution to the funds required for the work. The bridge builders, in their first annual report, as in the daily progress of the structure, show us that our confidence in their ability and fidelity was not misplaced, and that in due time Brooklyn will boast, in one structure, the greatest arohiteotnral featuro of the continent, and the direot road to the oentre of commerce, which will multiply, by shorter access, the value of every inoh of real estate in the city.

Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle16 Jun 1870, ThuPage 2

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)16 Jun 1870, ThuPage 2
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