Infrastructure Junkies! Exploring Eminent Domain, Right of Way, and Infrastructure Development (formerly The Pendulum Land Podcast)

Infrastructure Marvel: The Brooklyn Bridge!

October 12, 2021

Check out the wondrous story of the greatest American infrastructure achievement of the 19th Century:  the Brooklyn Bridge.  Professor Greg Jackson of the wildly popular History That Doesn't Suck podcast joins the Infrastructure Junkies! to bring the story of our nation's greatest infrastructure marvel to life.  Listen to how the brilliant John Roebling identified the pressing need to connect Brooklyn with Manhattan in the mid 1800's and then conceived the engineering technique to accomplish this vision. A road supported by string?  Not quite, but this marvel still provides safe passage to over 100,000 people every day nearly a century and a half after completion.

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