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(OLLI AT UVM PRESENTS) The Eighth Wonder of the World: The Brooklyn Bridge with the New York Historical Society

Oct 15, 2020
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Opened on May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was hailed as "the eighth wonder of the world." Well over a century later, it still stands as one of the world's most recognizable spans. This interactive virtual presentation explores the amazing history of the bridge's construction and the heroic and sometimes tragic stories of the men and women who made it possible. Discover how the bridge's construction helped lead to the consolidation of New York and how old world engineering know-how and modern industrial innovation came together to complete the project.

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