NOVA: Operation Bridge Rescue DVD

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NOVA: Operation Bridge Rescue Follow the race to rebuild the Blenheim Covered Bridge in New York State, an icon of 19th century American engineering. More than 15,000 wooden covered bridges once spanned the rivers of forested regions of the U.S., linking communities and opening up land for pioneering farmers. Built in 1855, the Blenheim structure was the longest single span ... More
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NOVA: Operation Bridge Rescue Follow the race to rebuild the Blenheim Covered Bridge in New York State, an icon of 19th century American engineering. More than 15,000 wooden covered bridges once spanned the rivers of forested regions of the U.S., linking communities and opening up land for pioneering farmers. Built in 1855, the Blenheim structure was the longest single span covered bridge in the world until Hurricane Irene destroyed it in 2011. Watch a team of elite bridge builders and engineers faithfully reproduce the intricate timber structure under grueling time pressure - they must rebuild and move it on to new foundations before spring floods destroy their worksite. In China, witness traditional craftsmen restoring thousand-year-old covered bridges based on ingenious frameworks of woven timber beams. These stunning ancient Chinese bridges are the heart of their communities, providing a focus for trade and worship as well as linking remote villages. But typhoons are destroying these bridges, too. Discover how Chinese artisans are keeping traditional skills alive to ensure their survival.

Producer: Joby Lubman
Executive Producer: Carlo Massarella, Wang Yuanyuan, Paula S. Apsell
Production Year: 2018
Copyright Year: 2018
Director: Joby Lubman
Narrator: Eric Meyers
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Language track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Dale
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5.0 star rating
11/09/20
History Rebuilt - An Old Friend Comes Home
Review by Dale on 11/09/20 review stating History Rebuilt - An Old Friend Comes Home
This program was extremely well done! I am so grateful the rebuilding of the covered Blenheim Bridge, originally constructed in 1855 and lost to floods of Irene in 2011, was documented for us to enjoy. Those of us who grew up in Schoharie County, New York, welcomed this old friend back with open arms. The crews involved in this monumental operation are nothing short of miracle workers! I sincerely thank them for their dedication to detail and ability to withstand the weather challenges.


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