Modern Marvels

Season 6 Episode 30

New York Bridges

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Aug 02, 1999 on The History Channel
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New York Bridges
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This episode visits the Brooklyn and George Washington Bridges, the Tri-Borough and the 59th Street. In the stone and steel of these edifices the history of modern bridge building can be seen. But they are more than just engineering marvels, and there are many more bridges than most people know. All-told, 18 spans link Manhattan to the mainland and Long Island, and each one has its own tale.moreless
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      • Narrator: Mixing form and function, stone and steel, they shape the face of American's most diverse city. Now: New York Bridges, on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Commentators:

        Barry Lewis
        Architectural Historian

        Sam Schwartz
        CEO, Sam Schwartz Company

        Edward J. Fennell
        3rd Generation, Local 40 Ironworker

        David Longshore
        Director of Special Projects, NYC Department of Transportation

        Darl Rastorfer
        Author, Six Bridges: The Legacy of Othmar H. Ammann

        Dr. Stephen Levin
        Mt. Sinai I.J. Selikoff Occupational Clinical Center

      • On August 15-19, 2005, The History Channel had a New York City week, where they had shows about New York. This was one of them. Ed Koch hosted three of them (Empire State Building, The Chrysler Building, and New York Bridges). David Dinkins hosted the other two (Statue of Liberty and The NYC Subway).

      • Cast:

        Dr. Stephen Levin
        Mt. Sinai I.L. Selikoff Occupational Clinical Ctr.

        Supervising Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Shelley Ann Lawrence
        Producer: Shelley Ann Lawrence
        Associate Producer: Robert Ziel
        Editor: Jack Foster
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Narrator: Harlan Saperstein
        Music: Alan Ett
        Production Manager: Lisa Blackwood Hope
        Post Production Supervisor: Scott Berkson
        Clearance Supervisor: Amy Trahant
        Clearance Coordinator: Randy Pitler
        Researcher: Barry Hill
        Researcher: Erik Hietter
        Emily Lau
        Camera Operator: Dan Carp
        Camera Operator: Dave Sperling
        Field Audio: Justin Heid
        Post Production Coordinator: Jason Steinberg
        Assistant Editor: Stuart Brodlieb
        Assistant Editor: Harris Cohen
        Post Production Assistant: Gary Reid
        Online Editor: David Rex
        Online Editor: David Anderson
        Sound Mixer: Mike Forslund
        Animation and Graphics: Doug Whitney
        Production Auditor: Dani Eslin
        Assistant Production Accountant: Judi Minitello
        Assistant Production Accountant: Linda Scribner
        Production Coordinator: Kathy Exner
        Production Assistant: Maryalice Aragon
        Production Assistant: Kevin Crowell
        Receptionist: Michele Matchett

        Special Thanks:
        Mike Cegalis
        Edward Cohen
        Verne Mesler
        New York City, Department of Transportation-Bridges
        The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
        Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
        Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Authority

        Supervising Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra
        Executive Producer: Charlie Maday

        Produced by: Actuality Productions, Inc for The History Channel

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