The Bridge: How The Roeblings Connected Brooklyn To New York

byPeter J. TomasiIllustratorTeo Duvall

April 17, 2018|
The Bridge: How The Roeblings Connected Brooklyn To New York by Peter J. Tomasi
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More than 130 years after its completion, the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of the most extraordinary landmarks and symbols of Brooklyn and New York City—and the story behind this architectural marvel is just as extraordinary.

The Brooklyn Bridge was originally designed by John Augustus Roebling, but it was his son, Washington, and his daughter-in-law, Emily, who oversaw the bridge’s construction. As work on the bridge went on, Washington developed caisson disease, leaving him bedridden for the majority of the bridge’s 14-year construction. Washington’s wife, Emily Roebling, took his place running the work site, deftly assuming the role of chief engineer, supervising the project and overseeing the workers, contractors, a hostile press, and greedy city politicians—an unusual position for a woman to take on at the time.

In this inspiring graphic novel, author Peter J. Tomasi and illustrator Sara Duvall show the building of the Brooklyn Bridge as it has never been seen before, and the marriage of the Roeblings—based on intellectual equality and mutual support—that made the construction of this iconic structure possible.

Peter J. Tomasi is a New York Times best-selling author known for his work on Superman Rebirth, Batman and Robin, Super-Sons, Green Lantern Corps, Detective Comics and Batman Arkham Knight, along with other commercially successful books, Brightest Day, Superman/Wonder Woman, Emerald Warriors, Black Adam, N...
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Title:The Bridge: How The Roeblings Connected Brooklyn To New York
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:208 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 0.88 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 0.88 in
Published:April 17, 2018
Publisher:Abrams ComicArts
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781419728525

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