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rohb‚ÄČling

  • n  United States engineer (born in Germany) who designed and began construction of the Brooklyn bridge (1806-1869)
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  • Henry Petroski in CBS News
    That bridge was built deliberately as a slender, aesthetically-pleasing bridge,Petroski said, "and all the lessons from the 19th century that John Roebling had laid out in the Brooklyn Bridge had been forgotten."

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