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Modern marvels, Jaffe Productions ; Hearst Entertainment Television in association with the History Channel ; senior producer, Tim Busa ; producer, Bruce Nash ; written and produced by Phillis Cannon

Classification
1
Label
Modern marvels, Jaffe Productions ; Hearst Entertainment Television in association with the History Channel ; senior producer, Tim Busa ; producer, Bruce Nash ; written and produced by Phillis Cannon
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Main title
Modern marvels
Medium
videorecording DVD
Responsibility statement
Jaffe Productions ; Hearst Entertainment Television in association with the History Channel ; senior producer, Tim Busa ; producer, Bruce Nash ; written and produced by Phillis Cannon
Runtime
46
Series statement
Modern MarvelsHistory Channel. Modern marvels
Summary
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
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
resource.variantTitle
Brooklyn Bridge, [videorecording]

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