Brooklyn Bridge (1981)

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This documentary chronicles the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The difficult construction process is described in interesting detail; later parts of the film interview ... See full summary »


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15 December 2018 | Ed-Shullivan
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| Even though this was Ken Burns first attempt at a documentary it was good, not great, but good
If you want to learn the who, what, when, why and where of the Brooklyn Bridge from conception, to construction, to the grand opening, then many of the general interest questions about the Brroklyn Bridge will be answered in this documentary film which was Ken Burns first attempt at creating a historical documentary comprised of witnesses, historical video and picture(s), and interviews.

As the bridge took some 14 years and more than a dozen construction deaths to complete, as well as hundreds injured due to the depths of construction submerged under water I would not have been surprised if this was the eigth (8th) wonder of the world.

It is a beautifully told story (although some of the information is compressed too much) and provides considerable facts of an historical nature about the builders, politicians, investors and civil servants.

It is well worth a watch. I give ken Burns first attempt a creating a historical documentary a decent 6 out of 10 rating.

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