World's Greatest Bridges

World's Greatest Bridges

Brooklyn Bridge
Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  January 17, 2018

Engineer Rob Bell recounts the story of the Brooklyn Bridge in a classic New York tale featuring big money, corruption, ambition and tragedy. Over a mile in length, the bridge connects the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, spanning the East River. A feat of pioneering 19th-century technology, it took 14 years to build, but its construction was dogged by bad luck from the start; John Roebling, the man responsible for its pioneering design, died in an accident before the build even began. It finally opened in 1883.

Engineer Rob Bell recounts the story of the Brooklyn Bridge in a classic New York tale featuring big money, corruption, ambition and tragedy. Over a mile in length, the bridge connects the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan, spanning the East River. A feat of pioneering 19th-century technology, it took 14 years to build, but its construction was dogged by bad luck from the start; John Roebling, the man responsible for its pioneering design, died in an accident before the build even began. It finally opened in 1883.

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