It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which feels like the right time for a love story. And when that love story features a remarkable woman who taught herself civil engineering in order to complete the construction of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, it only seems right that we share it
This Forbes Women profile tells the story of Emily Warren Roebling, her husband Washington Roebling, and the product of their love — the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s a story rich with history, tragedy, inspiration, and of course, love.
It was two young lovers who eventually enabled the bridge to be completed, and the love of one woman, in particular, who devoted herself to finishing the project after her husband fell ill.