The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Audio CD) (Abridged)
The Great Bridge The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge - Audio CD - Abridged Author:David McCullough, Edward Herrmann (Narrator) In the years around 1870, the concept of building a great bridge to span the East River between the cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn required a vision and determination comparable to that which went into the building of the pyramids. Throughout the fourteen years of the bridge's construction, the odds against its successful completion seemed... more » staggering. Bodies were crushed and broken, lives were lost, political empires fell, and surges of public emotion constantly threatened the project. But this is not merely the saga of an engineering miracle: it is a sweeping narrative of the heroes and rascals who had a hand in either constructing or obstructing this great enterprise.