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The Brooklyn Bridge / BBC.

Other author/creatorInfobase, film distributor.
Other author/creatorBBC (Firm)
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication Info [Place of publication not identified] : BBC, [2003]
Distribution Info New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2017.
Copyright Notice ©2003
Description1 online resource (1 video file (49 min., 33 sec)) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films On Demand collection
Series Seven Wonders of the Industrial World
Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents The Brooklyn Bridge: Introduction (4:50); Hiring Engineers (3:33); Becoming Chief Engineer (3:12); First Task (5:29); Fire in the Caisson (4:22); Nine Weeks Later (3:52); Caisson's Disease (6:52); Retiring to the Country (3:48); Both Towers Completed (3:23); Wire Snaps (2:29); Job Under Peril (6:25); Credits: The Brooklyn Bridge (0:44);
Abstract In the mid-19th century, a seemingly impossible scheme was devised to unite New York City to Brooklyn by spanning the East River with the longest suspension bridge ever built. Yet the ambitious dream of brilliant engineer John Roebling fast turned into a nightmare. This program tells the story of an incredible technological feat set against a background of greed, gross political corruption, and a double family tragedy. A combination of accidents and injuries, negligence, and a mysterious illness that would come to be known as the bends left Roebling dead, his son Washington partially paralyzed, and workers maimed. Bystanders were killed as well: a dozen were crushed among the crowd at the bridge’s opening. A Roebling family triumph, the Brooklyn Bridge nevertheless took a terrible toll.
General noteOriginally released by BBC, 2003.
General noteStreaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on July 18, 2017.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films On Demand.
Interest grade level 9 - 12, Academic/AP
Technical detailsStreaming video file.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: Films On Demand platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number141233 Infobase
Publisher number[141231]s Infobase

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