CBS NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: AN ESSAY ON BRIDGES (TV)

Summary

This "CBS News Special Report" is a visual essay that examines the roles and designs of bridges throughout history. Program highlights include footage of and commentary on the George Washington Bridge; arch bridges, including the Bayonne Bridge in New Jersey; beam bridges; truss and cantilever bridges in Scotland; the Brooklyn Bridge; the Verrazano Narrows Bridge; bridge-opening ceremonies; and moving bridges. The program concludes with a look at bridge disasters, including those involving the bridge at Niagara in 1938 and the Narrows Bridge in Tacoma, Washington in 1940.

Cataloging of this program was made possible by the CBS Foundation, 1998.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: February 15, 1965 Friday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:28:23
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T81:0311
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Architecture, American
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1965
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Rooney, Andrew A. (See also: Rooney, Andy) … Producer, Writer
    • Clinton McCarty … Associate Producer
    • Harry Reasoner … Narrator