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A New York City Icon

A New York City Icon

Spanning the East River, The Brooklyn Bridge connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Since its opening over 130 years ago, it has become an icon of New York City.
Clip Length 02:08 Premiere: 4/27/17

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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.

Host Doug Flynn stands outside smiling in a red shirt along with a "Check Schedule" button.Host Doug Flynn stands outside smiling in a red shirt with his hands clasped along with a "Check Schedule" button.

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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.


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Brooklyn Bridge

S1 E1 Length 58:58 Premiere Date 5/24/82

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