10 That Changed America

The Eads Bridge Proved the Power of Steel

Clip: Season 2 | 5m 35s

The Eads Bridge proved that steel could be used for large-scale building projects. The unconventional idea that steel could support such a massive structure came from an unconventional character: an amateur engineer named James B. Eads.

Aired: 07/24/18

Rating: TV-G

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