Britain's Greatest Bridges

August 2017
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Season 1 Episode 4

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In May 1970, four boys set light to Robert Stephenson's famous Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait, destroying one of the most important advances in structural engineering of the last 200 years. Engineer Rob Bell tells the story of its design and construction - and why it caused of one of the most bitter disputes in bridge building history.
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Season 1 Episode 3

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Engineer Rob Bell sets out on a journey to discover how four of Britain's most iconic bridges were designed, and reveals the sweat, sacrifice and scandals that went into their construction. Tonight, Rob uncovers the extraordinary story of Tower Bridge, revealing how it was funded, how its design was revolutionary and how it is lucky to still be standing.
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Season 1 Episode 2

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Engineer Rob Bell tells the story of the design and construction of four of Britain's most iconic bridges. Built partly as a lifeline to keep shipbuilders employed during the dark days of the 1920s recession, the Tyne Bridge is not just an icon to Geordies - many believe that it was the inspiration for the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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Season 1 Episode 1

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Engineer Rob Bell sets out on a journey to discover how four of Britain's most iconic bridges were designed, and reveals the sweat, sacrifice and scandals that went into their construction. The last of the truly great Victorian Engineering triumphs, the Forth Rail Bridge has grown to symbolise Scotland as much as Edinburgh Castle.
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