Sixty years ago the historic Tappan Zee Bridge was built across the Hudson River to connect New York City to Westchester county. The bridge not only provided a means of safe transport for commuters but was essential to building a thriving community in Westchester county and the rest of New York State.
‘Rebuilding History: Three Miles Across the Hudson” tells a powerful story of a bridge that was no longer safe to travel, a state government who never gave up their efforts to have the Tappan Zee bridge rebuilt and the Carpenters who gave it all to ensure that this new bridge would not only be safe for their community but ensure safety for generations to come.
This powerful documentary capitalizes on the diversity of the Carpenters and the most highly skilled craftsmen on the largest infrastructure project to date. We not only learn about their skills and determination to get the project completed, but we also have a front-row seat to see a brotherhood that supports each other both on and off the project and the pride that they take in going to work every day to build something larger than any of us can imagine.
Directed by Adam J. Boyer and Eric Keneifel (USA)