Brooklyn Bridge

Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge

Clip: Season 1 | 3m 29s

The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge consists of two granite towers and a series of steel cables. William M. Tweed, aka “Boss Tweed” was a notorious, corrupt politician who helped to fund the project.

Aired: 05/01/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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.