Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Fact of the Day: Roebling Bridge

Even though he designed the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge, John A. Roebling did not live to see it completed. One day while working on the bridge, Roebling's foot was crushed by a passing ferryboat. He refused medical treatment, and died as his conditions became worse.   

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  1. At that time, having medical treatment may not have saved him.

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  2. That's a rather unfortunate way to die...

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  3. What a terrible and sad fact...Kisses, Adam:)

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  4. What a tragic story.
    Regards, Irma

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  5. That's too bad. Even if medicine wasn't so great back then, he at least should have tried to heal his foot!

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