Steel Wire Manufacturing

John A. Roebling opens his wire rope business in New Jersey. Wire rope and cable are important for future developments in engineering and architecture. These products are needed for elevators in multiple story buildings, suspension bridges, construction (including the Panama Canal), electrical power transmissions and cable cars. By World War I, the factory was the largest wire rope plant in the world.

John A. Roebling
Roebling & Sons Factory
Suspension bridge over Ohio River