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Nova Season 6 Episode 17 - The Bridge that Spanned the World

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Synopsis: The Iron Bridge across the River Severn in Telford, England is two centuries old this year. It remains a monument to the Shropshire iron masters who built it, and a symbol of the Industrial Revolution that was born in the area where the bridge stands. NOVA traces the development of ironmaking and its far-reaching effects on society and the world economy. A weekly documentary series, each episode providing an in-depth look at a different subject of scientific research. Subjects examined by this show have included…

Air Date: December 4, 1979

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