An intriguing new Bridge Documentary airs this Saturday, 2/11 at 3pm on KQED World PBS - Channels 9.3 & 54.5 / XFINITY 190

07 Feb 2017 5:17 PM | John Henry Fullen (Administrator)

An intriguing new Bridge Documentary airs this Saturday, 2/11 at 3pm on KQED World PBS - Channels 9.3 & 54.5 / XFINITY 190  

BRIDGING URBAN AMERICA tells the story of how an impassioned European immigrant and influential 20th century bridge designer contributed to the building of a modern America. Riveting stories about some of the most spectacular 20th century bridges, as the controversial San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the monumental Ben Franklin in Philadelphia, the Huey P. Long Bridge with its New Orleans politics and the catastrophic Quebec Bridge construction & reconstruction, pivotal in engineering history. The melding of Science + Art, Math + Music, Mother Nature + Man's ability to transcend.

"The filmmakers have resurrected one of the unjustly forgotten giants of American civil engineering: Ralph Modjeski. His masterpiece remains the still awe-inspiring San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which ranks among the best of the New Deal’s efforts to lift the country from the Great Depression...and a keystone of the Bay Area’s economy."  – Gary Brechin, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

“This outstanding film about a visionary engineer and America’s bridges could not have come at a better time, showing as it does the importance of infrastructure to a nation’s economy, culture, and sense of self-worth.” –Henry Petroski, Duke University and author of Engineers of Dreams

A Film by Basia + Leonard Myszynski / Produced by sOlar eye communications

View trailer:

For more information, contact Filmmaker Basia Myszynski at / 949 400

A dual language DVD (Polish/English) is available, courtesy of San Francisco - Krakow Sister Cities Association and Legion of Polish Young Women.

 SF-Kraków Sister Cities Association
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