The Bridge

How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York



ISBN: 9781419736162 Category:

Peter J. Tomasi


In this extraordinary graphic novel, author Peter J. Tomasi and illustrator Sara DuVall bring to life the construction of one of the most iconic landmarks in the world and shine a light on the incredible triumphs and tragedies that went into building the Brooklyn Bridge. After the accidental death of John Augustus Roebling in 1869, it was up to Roebling’s son Washington to complete the massive project. Unfortunately, there was more pain to follow, as Washington developed caisson disease, leaving him bedridden. Washington’s wife, Emily, deftly assumed a key role in the bridge’s construction by becoming her husband’s eyes and ears at the work site. As Washington’s wisest council, Emily skillfully navigated work crews who now had to answer to a woman, contractors, a hostile press, and a greedy city politician-all looking to take credit for the magnificent bridge slowly making its way across the East River. Through it all, the Roeblings persisted, rising above every obstacle to build the great bridge that connects Brooklyn and New York.

Additional information

Weight 574 g
Dimensions 16.8 x 24 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 12 March 2019
Number of pages 208
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Illustrated by Teo DuVall
Dimensions 16.8 x 24 cm
Weight 574 g


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Peter J. Tomasi is a former editor at DC Comics and a New York Times bestselling author. He lives in New York. Sara DuVall is an Eisner-nominated comics artist. They live in Seattle, Washington.