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The Eighth Wonder of the World: The Brooklyn Bridge with NY Historical Society

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Opened on May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was hailed as “the eighth wonder of the world.” Well over a century later, it still stands as one of the world’s most recognizable spans. This interactive virtual presentation explores the amazing history of the bridge’s construction and the heroic and sometimes tragic stories of the men and women who made it possible. Discover how the bridge’s construction helped lead to the consolidation of New York and how old world engineering know-how and modern industrial innovation came together to complete the project. Led by Docent Jim Picinich from NY Historical Society



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Jim Picinich

Jim Picinich has been a Public Program volunteer at the New-York Historical Society for 15 years. In October of 2009, Jim added Docent responsibilities to his contributions to the Society. Over the years, Jim has presented numerous Off-site Lectures, covering a range of historical topics, as well led private and public tours of the Museum’s Permanent Collection and Special Exhibitions. Jim specializes in 19th Century/ Civil War era history, and his favorite historical figure is Abraham Lincoln. For thirty years, Jim worked for the CBS television network in various management capacities including programming, production and financial planning.
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