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Ben Franklin Bridge

  • Aired: 08/23/2010
  • 03:00
  • Rating: NR
This grand suspension bridge is an example of "beautility," a 1920's-era concept that advocated a blending of practicality and artistic inspiration. Architect Paul Philippe Cret's design included never-completed interior spaces that celebrate the history of transportation.
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This grand suspension bridge is an example of "beautility."
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