March 15, 2022
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Author Jeffrey I. Richman, in a virtual presentation, will tell the captivating story of how a bridge of unprecedented size and technology–the iconic Brooklyn Bridge–was built over the East River, connecting, for the first time, the then independent cities of Brooklyn and New York. This awe-inspiring structure—built during an age of technological innovation— was not only a modern engineering feat of extraordinary imagination, fortitude, and skill, it also was a towering beacon of human triumph.
In his slideshow talk, based on his recently published book, Building The Brooklyn Bridge 1869 to 1883: An Illustrated History with Images in 3D, Mr. Richman will share some of the 253 superb 19th-century images, many never before published on the printed page, that have been gathered in a book handsomely produced by Bauer and Dean Publishers.