Documentary Follows Workers Restoring America’s Bridges

The 40-year-old Commodore Barry Bridge is a 14,000-ft-long steel cantilever bridge that carries US 322 over the Delaware River between Chester, Pa., and Bridgeport, N.J., about 15 miles south of Philadelphia.

A new documentary, Bridge Brothers, explores the lives of the men and women who paint America’s bridges and illuminates their important role in preserving these massive structures. The film chronicles their work restoring two of Philadelphia’s most significant bridges (which are both steel): the Commodore Barry Bridge and the Walt Whitman Bridge, both overseen by the Delaware River Port Authority on contracts awarded to Corcon, an industry painting firm, in 2014 and 2015.

The two-hour film, released this month by 4th Coast Productions, is available for purchase via Technology Publishing Co., the publisher of PaintSquare Daily News. Watch the official trailer here