Not many people realize just how important Roebling Steel was in the making of The Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransico, CA. The factory made the steel cables for the main sections for the famous and iconic suspension bridge.
While there was a much larger celebration going on in California, we here in Roebling, NJ had our own. I was assigned to cover this for The Register News.
A special cake and lemonade and arts and crafts were available to visitors.
The original road to the Roebling Plant.
The Roebling Museum is housed in what used to be the main entrance for workers to go through to the Roebling Plant.
Roebling Family Descendants:L-R Renee Roeblingm Cecile Van Der Elst(Roebling Ferdinand branch of the family) Eudora Roebling, Gabby Roebling and Audrey Roebling. Renee and Gabby Roebling came up from Alabama.
Karl Darby, President and Board Of Directors of The Roebling Museum.
A crowd of people gathered in front of the Roebling Museum to hear certain dignitaries and Museum Board Members speak about the importance of Roebling and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Dr. Sharon Ann Holt, the Director of the NJ Council For The Humanities.
Democratic Assemblyman Troy Singleton presents Patricia Millen, the Director of the Roebling Museum with a Certificate of Dedication for the the Roebling Museum for preservation of a historic site.
Don Jones, the Vice Chairman of the Board at the Roebling Museum, whose father worked at The Roebling Steel Plant chats with 92 year old, Jack Nixon of Langhorne, PA.Jack’s father’s signature is on all of the cable drawing for the Golden Gate Bridge. Later on, Jack worked as an Assistant Chief Engineer for the Roebling Plant and later on was sent out to inspect the cables of the Golden Gate Bridge that his very own father helped to design.
Don Jones, the Vice Chairman of the Board at the Roebling Museum, talks to me about the Titanic connection that Roebling had, Washington Roebling went overseas to check out Fiat car company and was lost on the Titanic, but not without saving others to get onto lifeboats first.
92 year old, Jack Nixon of Langhorne, PA. poses next to a section of the Main Cable from the Golden Gate Bridge. The cross section is 36 3/8″ that consists of 27,572 wires and 61 strands. Fabricated and erected from 1933-1937 by John A. Roebling’s Sons Company. Jack’s father’s signature is on all of the cable drawing for the Golden Gate Bridge.Later on, Jack worked as an Assistant Chief Engineer for the Roebling Plant and later on was sent out to inspect the cables of the Golden Gate Bridge that his very own father helped to design.
Standing together after many years is Leroy H. Patterson,(on the right) of Florence, NJ. He was a Draftsman at Roebling’s Company and Jack Nixon,(on the left) 92 was his boss.
Catherine Dougherty poses next to her picture from the 1950 Roebling Magazine September cover of her as a pitcher for the first Industrial League Championship Baseball Team.
Wainright “Rip” Roebling sits in front was used to be the Clock In Time Keeper’s Office.