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.   

13 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Of all the rotten luck!

Ruth said...

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

DWei said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

MEcoy said...

why does he refused?

Unknown said...

Such a sad fate for sure

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, talk about rotten luck!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

That had to hurt

Christine said...

What a tragic story.

Dana said...

So sad...

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

That's sad.

xoRobyn

Irma said...

What a tragic story.
Regards, Irma

Theresa Mahoney said...

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