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March 17, 2012

Roebling Museum Tour

      Create a wire cable for an incline railway to lift canal barge traffic over the Allegheny mountains. Leverage that knowledge to create a wire suspension cable for bridges, and use that technology to build the most enduring symbol of suspension bridges in the world, the Brooklyn Bridge. The MIT Club of the Delaware Valley will learn, in a docent-led tour, about those achievements and more about the growth of a 120 year old family owned business when we visit the Roebling Museum.
From the museum Web site we learn that “the exhibitions explore many facets of the Roebling story including: the family, Roebling businesses and products, engineering marvels such as the Brooklyn Bridge, steel and wire rope production and the immigrant story as told by the personal stories of the workers who lived in the model company town of Roebling. A former gateway to the Roebling Mill, the main gate museum building once served as the passage point for thousands of workers on their way to the steel mill each day.” Photos courtesy of Bob Radcliffe (bridge) and the Roebling Museum (museum).

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon

Location: Roebling Museum
         1495 Hornberger Avenue, Roebling, NJ 08554
             (use this street address for GPS)
         Phone: 609-499-7200
         Museum Web site      Map & Directions

Cost: MIT Club Members and their Guests - $6
        Non-Club Members and their Guests - $16
        Kids 6-20 years - $3
        Children under 6 - free

Reservations: via MIT Infinite Connection:

Club Membership -- Join or Renew on-line:

For Questions: Bob Radcliffe
         e-mail: bobrad1248@aol.com

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