Civil engineer Emily Warren Roebling (September 23, 1843 – February 28, 1903) is one of the most inspiring women engineers in hisotry. She became famous after taking over from her seriously ill husband and the chief engineer behind the Brooklyn Bridge. She has studied a variety of disciplines from material science, cable construction to stress analysis, as the work on the Bridge progressed. Fourteen years, Emily’s dedication to the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge was unyielding. She took over much of the chief engineer’s duties, including day-to-day supervision and project management. She delivered the project, despite financial and technical problems.
Source of the article the CIBSE Journal. Read more about Emily in “Silent Builder: Emily Warren Roebling and the Brooklyn Bridge” by Marilyn Weigold.