The Brooklyn Bridge: One of the most epic engineering feats in history
Great, succinct video on the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, by Alex Gendler and TED-Ed.
If you want to dive deep into the history, we recommend checking out Ken Burns’ documentary Brooklyn Bridge.
In the mid-19th century, suspension bridges were collapsing all across Europe. Their industrial cables frayed and snapped under the weight of their decks. So when German American engineer John Roebling proposed building the largest and most expensive suspension bridge ever conceived, New York City officials were understandably skeptical. Alex Gendler details the building of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.
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