World's Greatest Bridges

November 2017

Season 2, Episode 4: Brooklyn Bridge

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The Brooklyn Bridge was the world's longest suspension bridge when opened in 1883. Rob Bell tells the story of its construction - a classic New York tale featuring big money, corruption, ambition, death and tragedy. It is also the saga of two men and one woman - father, son and the son's wife - who realised a dream against all the odds.

Season 2, Episode 3: The Iron Bridge, Shropshire

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A symbol of the Industrial Revolution, the Iron Bridge over the river Severn in Shropshire was the world's first bridge to be constructed entirely from iron. Rob Bell reveals the difficulties encountered in building it, the scepticism of contemporary engineers, how it inspired Thomas Telford and the birth of a new profession - civil engineering.