Jefferson Exchange | March 21, 2014 | 9:00
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Fri March 21, 2014

Trapped Under The Sea

Neil Swidey describes the extreme--ultimately fatal--risks to finish a major public works project in Boston.

History is filled with stories of massive public works projects that cost lives to complete. 

Credit Crown Publishing

The building of the Brooklyn Bridge alone killed some two dozen workers.  The cleaning up of Boston's filthy harbor was made possible by a long undersea tunnel for sewage... a tunnel workers had to traverse in order to complete the project. 

Neil Swidey tells the story of their nearly impossible mission in the book Trapped Under the Sea.

 

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