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Ken Burns: Brooklyn Bridge

Today it's a symbol of strength and vitality. 135 years ago, it was a source of controversy. This documentary examines the great problems and ingenious solutions that marked the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. From conception to construction, it traces the bridge's transformation from a spectacular feat of heroic engineering to an honored symbol in American culture.

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Season 1
Today it's a symbol of strength and vitality. 135 years ago, it was a source of...


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Trace the bridge's transformation from a feat of heroic engineering to an honored symbol.