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Modern Marvels New York Bridges DVD

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  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: August 2, 1999
From the first-ever suspension bridge to lesser-known arteries, here are the stories of the lifelines that connect Manhattan to the world.

America's greatest city is built on an island. The monumental task of connecting it to the rest of the nation was undertaken by engineers, and the ways they solved the problem are some of the greatest stories in the annals of MODERN MARVELS®.

NEW YORK BRIDGES visits the Brooklyn and George Washington Bridges, the Tri-Borough and the 59th Street. In the stone and steel of these edifices the history of modern bridge building can be seen. But they are more than just engineering marvels, and there are many more bridges than most people know. All-told, 18 spans link Manhattan to the mainland and Long Island, and each one has its own tale.

NEW YORK BRIDGES tells the story of the art and engineering, the fortunes lost and created, the mystique and allure of the lifelines that feed Manhattan.

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