A race to rescue an iconic bridge

Oct 19, 2018

 ***NEW TIME*** 9pm OPERATION BRIDGE RESCUE - Documentary - Follow engineers and woodworkers as they rebuild and transport an iconic American covered bridge.

 

Follow the race to rebuild the Old Blenheim Bridge in New York State, an icon of 19th century American engineering, destroyed by Hurricane Irene in 2011. Watch a team of elite craftsmen faithfully reproduce the massive, intricate wooden structure under grueling time pressure as flooding threatens their worksite. In China, witness craftsmen restoring thousand-year-old covered bridges based on ingenious frameworks of woven timber beams. Discover how Chinese artisans are keeping traditional skills alive to ensure the survival of these stunning ancient structures. 

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