Thu 24 Aug 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Hero of Steel
The Brooklyn Bridge, now over 130 years old, is as much a part of New York as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. Yet iconic though it is, its builder is almost forgotten. Former literary editor of the Times and twice a judge of the Man Booker Prize, Erica Wagner brings to life one of the heroes of American civil engineering, Washington Roebling. Chaired by Sheena McDonald.
Part of our Writing the City series of events.