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Brooklyn Bridge Designer John A. Roebling Was Born
June 12, 1806

Born in Prussia on June 12, 1806, John A. Roebling is best known as the designer and civil engineer for the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, which was completed in 1883. With a main span of 1,596 feet long, the structure was the longest suspension bridge in the world for many years. Roebling also invented a way to manufacture the twisted wire cables that made the bridge possible.
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