Bonus: There Was a Sculpture of Her Figure Beneath the Bridge

A woman looks at the sculpture of Emily Roebling, Washington and John

 In Anchorage Plaza on Old Fulton Street and Front Street, you can usually see a sculpture dedicated to the three Roeblings. The statue depicts the silhouettes of John, Washington, and Emily gazing up at their work. At this time, the statue has been removed while work is being done to the plaza. It is unclear if and when the sculpture will return.

Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour

Tour group on a spring walking tour of the Brooklyn Bridge

Learn more about the Roeblings and the engineering feats of the Brooklyn Bridge on our Secrets of the Brooklyn Bridge walking tour!

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