An intriguing new Bridge Documentary airs this Saturday, 2/11 at 3pm on KQED World PBS - Channels 9.3 & 54.5 / XFINITY 190
BRIDGING URBAN AMERICA tells the story of how an impassioned European immigrant and influential 20th century bridge designer contributed to the building of a modern America. Riveting stories about some of the most spectacular 20th century bridges, as the controversial San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the monumental Ben Franklin in Philadelphia, the Huey P. Long Bridge with its New Orleans politics and the catastrophic Quebec Bridge construction & reconstruction, pivotal in engineering history. The melding of Science + Art, Math + Music, Mother Nature + Man's ability to transcend.
"The filmmakers have resurrected one of the unjustly forgotten giants of American civil engineering: Ralph Modjeski. His masterpiece remains the still awe-inspiring San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which ranks among the best of the New Deal’s efforts to lift the country from the Great Depression...and a keystone of the Bay Area’s economy." – Gary Brechin, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley
“This outstanding film about a visionary engineer and America’s bridges could not have come at a better time, showing as it does the importance of infrastructure to a nation’s economy, culture, and sense of self-worth.” –Henry Petroski, Duke University and author of Engineers of Dreams
A Film by Basia + Leonard Myszynski / Produced by sOlar eye communications
View trailer: www.bridginguamericafilm.com
For more information, contact Filmmaker Basia Myszynski at email@example.com / 949 400 7193. www.facebook.com/bridgingurbanamerica
A dual language DVD (Polish/English) is available, courtesy of San Francisco - Krakow Sister Cities Association and Legion of Polish Young Women.