The Brooklyn Bridge that spans the river tying Manhattan
Island to Brooklyn is truly a miracle bridge . In 1863 , a
creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an
idea for this spectacular bridge . However, bridge -building
experts throughout the world told him to forget it ; it could
not be done .
Roebling convinced his son, Washington, who was a young
upand coming engineer, that the bridge could be built . The
two of them developed the concepts of how it could be
accomplished and how the obstacles could be overcome .
With un harnessed excitement and inspiration , they hired
their crew and began to build their dream bridge .
The project was only a few months under construction when
a tragic accident on the site took the life of John Roebling
and severely injured his son, Washington. Washington was
left with permanent brain damage and was unable to talk or
walk. Everyone felt that the project would have to be
scrapped since the Roeblings were the only ones who knew
how the bridge could be built .
Even though Washington was unable to move or talk, his
mind was as sharp as ever , and he still had a burning desire
to complete the bridge . An idea hit him as he lay in his
hospital bed, and he developed a code for communication.
All he could move was one finger, so he touched the arm of
his wife with that finger , tapping out the code to
communicate to her what to tell the engineers who were
building the bridge . For thirteen years, Washington tapped
out his instructions with his finger until the spectacular
Brooklyn Bridge was finally completed .
Don’t you ever give, no matter the situation you might find yourself