Skip to Main Content

This video is only available in KET Passport. Learn More

Brooklyn Bridge

Today it's a symbol of strength and vitality. 135 years ago, it was a source of controversy. This documentary examines the great problems and ingenious solutions that marked the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. From conception to construction, it traces the bridge's transformation from a spectacular feat of heroic engineering to an honored symbol in American culture.
Season 1 Episode 1 Length 58:58 Premiere: 5.24.82

Brought to you by:

Funding Provided by: General Motors;CPB;PBS;New York Council for the Humanities;NEH;Citibank, N.A.; Abraham & Strauss; American Society of Civil Engineers; NY Telephone; Consolidated Edison; NY State Council for the Arts; Brooklyn Union Gas; Kings County Democratic Committee;Constans-Culver Foundation; New York Dock Railway; and W.R. Grace & Co.

A promotional, staged image of three cats members from the series sitting on top of the world with clouds around them along with the series titles.A promotional, staged image of three cats members from the series sitting on top of the world with clouds around them along with the series titles.

Program Details

Brooklyn Bridge

About Brooklyn Bridge

Today it's a symbol of strength and vitality. 135 years ago, it was a source of controversy. This documentary examines the great problems and ingenious solutions that marked the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. From conception to construction, it traces the bridge's transformation from a spectacular feat of heroic engineering to an honored symbol in American culture.

From

TV Schedules

Upcoming

No upcoming airdates

Recent

No recent airdates

Season 1 Episodes

Brooklyn Bridge

S1 E1 Length 58:58 Premiere Date 5.24.82

Paul Goldberg Discusses the Brooklyn Bridge

Clip Length 00:48 Premiere Date 1.6.12

A Community Of Builders

Clip Length 00:59 Premiere Date 1.6.12

A New York City Icon

Clip Length 02:08 Premiere Date 4.27.17

Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge

Clip Length 03:29 Premiere Date 5.1.17

A Source of Inspiration

Clip Length 05:09 Premiere Date 5.1.17

Explore KET