The Great Bridge Character Descriptions

David McCullough
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John Augustus Roebling

This character is an enigmatic, wealthy manufacturer of wire rope and builder of precedent-setting suspension bridges, but did not live long enough to see the Brooklyn Bridge into fruition, and passed the project on to his son.

Col. Washington (Wash) Roebling

This character inherited the Brooklyn Bridge project from his father who first dreamed it, and spent the rest of his life battling critiques who said he was the wrong choice to overtake the project.

Emily Warren Roebling

This character takes over on much of the Brooklyn Bridge project when her husband is severely injured with the Bends and becomes a bedridden recluse.

Col. Julius Adams

This character is on the advisory committee and has experience as an Army engineer, influential Brooklyn friends, and a personal interest in building an East River bridge.

Horatio Allen

This character is chairman of the advisory committee and is...

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