Chief engineer washington roebling the man who built the brooklyn bridge 2017 erica wagner an interesting but dense biography of roebling that primarily features the accomplishments of his family in the world of bridges. American writer and critic erica wagner was the literary editor of the london times for seventeen years and is now a contributing writer for new statesman and consulting literary editor for harpers bazaarher work has appeared in the guardian the economist financial times and the new york times among othersshe is the author of ariels gift seizure and the short story collection gravity. Chief engineer by erica wagner the man who built the brooklyn bridge an insightful biography sheds new and intimate light on the construction of a new york landmark. Chief engineer washington roebling the man who built the brooklyn bridge erica wagner on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the first full biography of a crucial figure in the american story washington roebling builder of the brooklyn bridge i know that nothing can be done perfectly at the first trial i also know that each day brings its little quota of experiences. The titular engineer of erica wagners well researched biography chief engineer is washington roebling who saw the iconic brooklyn bridge through its construction overshadowed by his brilliant but abusive father washington came into his own after his father john roebling died early in the brooklyn bridges construction
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