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Friday, April 22, 2011

... difficult construction process is described in interesting detail; later parts of the film interview current notables who describe the effects that the Brooklyn Bridge has had upon New York society and beyond. Fascinating recounting of the engineering feat that sunk the caisson and the excavation at six inches per week.  Engineer W.Roebling is stricken by caisson disease (decompression sickness), becoming an invalid - Early summer 1872. Location from which he supervises the building of the Bridge - his bedroom. Liason between Washington Roebling and the Construction Site - his wife Emily