Washington Augustus Roebling II was the Brooklyn Bridge connection to the Titanic. He was the nephew of Col. Washington A. Roebling who actually built the Bridge. Roebling Sr's father was John Roebling, a German immigrant who designed the famous structure. The Trentoniana department of the Trenton public library has a wealth of material on "Washy" and the Roebling family, as does the Roebling website:
You have crossed my two favorite subjects to study, New York and Titanic lol.
John A. Roebling (born June 12, 1806) and and Wilhelm Hildenbrand were the Bridge Design Engineers. Unfortunaly part way through it's construction John died of injuries he got from a accident on the construction site. So his son Colonel Washington A. Roebling took over the job. Well, Washington developed caisson disease which is a decompression sickness, his wife, Emily Roebling took over parts of the job, Washington would watch the construction from his window of his house. He died the same year the bridge opened, 1883. Washington was the uncle of, First-Class Passenger Washington Augustus Roebling II .
There was a magnificent book called The Great Bridge, by David McCullough (?), written quite a few years ago, about the Roeblings and the Brooklyn Bridge. I'm not an engineer, and profess to no particular knowledge of or interest in such things, but this is probably one of the ten or tweleve best books I've ever read.