The Great Bridge (book)

The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge is a 1972 book about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge written by popular historian David McCullough. It provides a history of the engineering that went into the building of the bridge as well as the toils John A. Roebling, the designer of the bridge, went through with his son Washington Roebling to bring the bridge to its completion.[1] The book went on to win two awards in 1973; the Certificate of Merit Municipal Art Society, NY, and the New York Diamond Jubilee Award.[2]

The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
AuthorDavid McCullough
SubjectBiography/U.S. History
PublisherSimon & Schuster
Publication date
Pages636 pages
Preceded byThe Johnstown Flood 
Followed byThe Path Between the Seas 

The documentary film, Brooklyn Bridge, released in 1981 by Ken Burns, Roger Sherman, Buddy Squires, and Amy Stechler drew inspiration from McCullough's work. He was also chosen to be the narrator for the film.[3][4]


  1. McCullough, David (1983). "THE GREAT BRIDGE AND THE AMERICAN IMAGINATION". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  2. "The Great Bridge". Simon & Schuster. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  3. "Burns, Ken; U.S. Documentary Film Maker". Museum of Broadcast Communications. Retrieved February 20, 2010.
  4. Burns, Ken. "Why I Decided to Make Brooklyn Bridge". Public Broadcasting Service. Retrieved February 20, 2010.
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