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The Building of America

From the men who blasted through a mountain of rock along the Colorado River, to those who hammered 475,000 rivets into each tower of the George Washington Bridge, learn how the greatest engineering feats in American history were accomplished.

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'The Big Dig' premiered on July 24, 2003

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