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NOVA: Operation Bridge Rescue

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

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

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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Credits:

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