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NOVA: Operation Bridge Rescue

Airs Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 at 9 p.m. & Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV + Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2

Blenheim Bridge aerial truss raising. North Blenheim, New York. (undated photo)

Credit: Courtesy of WGBH

Above: Blenheim Bridge aerial truss raising. North Blenheim, New York. (undated photo)

The Old Blenheim Bridge in New York was the longest single span covered bridge in the world until Hurricane Irene destroyed it in 2011. On NOVA’s "Operation Bridge Rescue," a team of elite engineers faithfully reproduce the intricate timber structure as they rebuild it.

Watch elite craftsmen raise this engineering icon under grueling time pressure, and witness traditional artisans in China restoring ancient covered bridges to ensure their survival.

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Follow engineers and woodworkers as they rebuild and transport an iconic American covered bridge.

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A NOVA production for WGBH Boston. Senior Executive Producer is Paula S. Apsell.


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