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Modern Marvels - Brooklyn Bridge (History Channel) (A&E DVD Archives) (2005)

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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: April 26, 2005
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007WFUBU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,478 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

The Brooklyn Bridge was not only a landmark but also the first bridge of its kind. No one had ever used steel for construction nor used cables of metal nor built a suspension bridge so long. Until one man dared to try. In 19th-century New York where buildings were no more than five stories tall engineer John Roebling's soaring and majestic Brooklyn Bridge was nothing short of a technological miracle. But Roebling's innovation led to an uphill battle against the elements corrupt politicians and scientists who claimed the first strong wind would collapse the bridge to rubble. THE HISTORY CHANNEL-® presents the thrilling and comprehensive story of "the eighth wonder of the world." Witness moving firsthand accounts interviews with experts and extensive footage that explores the many trials and disasters that plagued Roebling's masterpiece-and ultimately cost him his life. DVD Features: Interactive Menus; Scene Selection

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars priceless!! December 25, 2007
Format:DVD
I saw this on the history channel- twice! I loved it so much
that I thought about it hours after I had seen it. You cannot
imagine the pain and suffering and hard work that went into
building this bridge at a time that there was no technology
like we have today. This bridge was built on pure mathematics.
and assumptions that "in theory, it should work!"
Worth watching - twice!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It paints a picture January 27, 2009
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This is a special on the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge which I didn't catch until approximately twelve years after it was produced (in 1995). When first I saw it, I was trying not to expect anything, what with my loyalty to the 1981 documentary by Ken Burns (his first ever). However, I did find this one a highly enjoyable documentary, informative and including plenty of common ties with the earlier special, plus some other nuggets of information (such as the role the Brooklyn Bridge played in the merger of the 5 Boroughs).

I only give it four stars out of five, because I do feel the conveyance of historical accounts worked better with the dramatic role-playing of the earlier bridge documentary (Paul Roebling, Arthur Miller, etc). However, the historians' interviews and the one with Kristian Roebling do give the depiction of the saga a great, human element. (Kristian is a descendent of John A. Roebling (the bridge designer) and his son, Washington A. Roebling (the builder).)
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars History Channel February 27, 2007
By BTDL
Format:DVD
This is a very excellent sorce for home schooling . We need to have rewards sometimes and this is a perfect opportunity to have a history lesson in action. Please consider how the effects of the movie will drive home the history of our nation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brooklyn Bridge September 14, 2013
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This is a great documentary teaching tool, a tribute to the inventiveness and ingenuity God has given man. It's much more too, it's interesting, entertaining, instructional, and at the same time just plain enjoyable.This Modern Marvels Series of construction shows the great engineeing feats done is America. Can't really say enough about them
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value! August 18, 2013
By Winky
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Great Value! It was a really great and awesome movie and I couldn't find it any cheaper any where else.
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