Interview: Erica Wagner

Erica Wagner discussed Washington Roebling and his work at bluedot, as well as the glory of engineering and engineers, not least Charles Husband, engineer of the glorious Lovell Telescope here at Jodrell Bank. We spoke to Erica to explore her book ‘Chief Engineer’, what the structures mean to her and discover if she thinks there’s life out there.

Chief Engineer, Erica Wagner’s biography of Washington Roebling, the man who built the Brooklyn Bridge is the topic of her book, a meticulously researched, definitive portrait that allows Washington Roebling to speak eloquently in his own words.

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