Brooklyn Bridge

The author of the project was John Augustus Roebling - a well-known American designer of suspension bridges and author of the method of manufacturing steel cables.

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Roebling paid for the construction of the bridge with his life. While taking measurements for the construction of the bridge, a ferry crushed his foot, which led to the introduction of an infection. Roebling contracted tetanus and died in July 1869.