[United States] : New York, NY : History Channel ; Distributed by New Video, 
Series: Modern marvels
1 videodisc (46 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in ISBN/ISSN:
Licensed for public performance
Originally broadcast on television in 1995
Narrator: Earl Boen
The Brooklyn Bridge was not only a landmark, but also the first bridge of its kind. No one had ever used steel for construction, nor used cables of metal, nor built a suspension bridge so long. In 19th-century New York, where buildings were no more than five stories tall, engineer John Roebling's soaring and majestic Brooklyn Bridge was nothing short of a technological miracle. But Roebling's innovation led to an uphill battle against the elements, corrupt politicians, and scientists who claimed the first strong wind would collapse the bridge to rubble
MPAA rating: Not rated
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo
Related Searches: Roebling, John Augustus, -- 1867-1952Suspension bridges -- Design and constructionBrooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)Historical -- Television seriesDVDPublic performance rightsAdded--05/10 advd
Additional Credits: Boen, EarlPage-Pagter, ScottValentino, JohnHistory Channel (Television network)New Video Group
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