Book Discussion on The Great Bridge

Mr. McCullough discussed his book, The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge, published by Simon and… read more

Mr. McCullough discussed his book, The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge, published by Simon and Schuster. The book describes the 1869 to 1883 project to build the bridge, which spans the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Mr. McCullough relates the story of engineer John A. Roebling, who designed the bridge and of his son, Washington Roebling, who completed the project when his father died during the planning phase. The narrative is recounted against the background of the social and political climate of the era and includes vignettes of such notables as Thomas Edison, William Marcy ‘Boss’ Tweed and Alexander Graham Bell. A question and answer period followed Mr. McCullough’s remarks. close

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Book Discussion on The Great Bridge

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Program ID:
172691-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 29, 2002
Last Aired:
May 25, 2009

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  • Sep 29, 2002 | 1:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 29, 2002 | 6:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 15, 2002 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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