Bridging Urban America: The Story of Ralph Modjeski

About the Show

Discover how an impassioned European immigrant and influential 20th century bridge designer contributed to the building of a modern America. Riveting stories about spectacular 20th century bridges, such as the controversial SF-Oakland Bay Bridge, the monumental Ben Franklin in Philadelphia, and the catastrophic construction and reconstruction of the Quebec Bridge, pivotal in engineering history. The melding of science and art, math and music, Mother Nature and man's ability to transcend.