Watch Featured Movies

Crossing Time The Wheeling Suspension Bridge: This documentary film celebrates the historic suspension bridge spanning the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia. The bridge's construction was financed by the sale of public stock. When it was opened to traffic in 1849, it was the first bridge to cross the main channel of the great Ohio River. At the time, it was the longest span in the world at 1,010 feet. Its cutting-edge technology marked the beginning of American leadership in suspension-bridge design, which lasted until after World War II. The Wheeling bridge was the forerunner of larger, more famous bridges such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Golden Gate. The bridge became part of the National Road and thus played an important role in the westward expansion of the United States, as well as the development of the city of Wheeling into a regional center of commerce, industry and transportation. The bridge collapsed due to high winds in 1854 and was rebuilt (in 40 days!) in 1860. Although the bridge has been renovated several times since then, it still has the original towers and main cables. It is the world's oldest existing suspension bridge.

  • Currently 1.00/5
(1 vote)
Released: Unknown
Genres: Documentary History Short
Director: Peter Argentine
Actors: David Hartman

Crossing Time The Wheeling Suspension Bridge Links

Version 1 9056 views
  • Currently 5.00/5
(1 votes)
Version 2 14339 views
  • Currently 5.00/5
(1 votes)
Version 3 19077 views
  • Currently 5.00/5
(1 votes)
= Low Quality = Medium Quality = High Quality How do I watch these?

Crossing Time The Wheeling Suspension Bridge Comments

No comments on this item

Post a Comment

Please login to make a comment

Crossing Time The Wheeling Suspension Bridge Reviews

Join the site, its free!



Remember Me
Forgot Login | Sign Up

I can't watch movies! Help!

LetMeWatchThis Guide

Site Updates and News

Support the Site

Latest Comments

True Blood

kivanc : OMG!! Ginger O_o

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

alex26032 : Lol this show is so sinful

Salem

LaaLuxx : Great Season Finale!!

Death on the Nile

raidmar : never get tired of these type of movies. never a bore, always keeps you guessing ...

White Collar

vonwafer234 : WOW! I did not see that ending coming!! Very emotional episode. Can't lie, I alm ...

True Blood

Moranokristen : I miss when they ended the show on cliffhangers. and when did this become so che ...

Dog and Beth On the Hunt

mothership3116 : I might have to watch it to see if the super hot nephew is still on it.....

Supernatural

Kristallina518 : LMAO. They went inside the police car like a boss.

Breaking Bad

saadsaq : its good ide... thanx

Friday Night Dinner

damlosh87 : lol this is so funny.. and jims dog looks different!?

More Comments

Free Movie Newsletter

Tell Us Stuff

Support the Site