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SandhogsTV-14Closed Captioning

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They are the builders of some of the most crucial and underappreciated elements of the New York City infrastructure — from its water and sewage tunnels, to its subway systems and bridge footings. In the early 1900s, the Sandhogs worked in conditions so dangerous that they lost an average of a man a mile, but they never backed down from the work that needed to be done. While the work now is just as dangerous, most of these urban miners' century-old working methods are still used. Their dedication is based on a brotherhood that has been handed down through the generations and preserved almost perfectly today. Their union, leadership, and spirit are forged in iron and steel, and reflect the age-old spirit of American destiny. So what does it take to be a Sandhog? What’s it like working deep down in holes that go as far into the ground as Manhattan skyscrapers go high? What's the first day on the job like and what does it take to survive intact? Burrow far beneath the concrete jungle with Sandhogs to find out.

Customer Reviews

My kind of TV

This was fascinating stuff. Well made and interesting to watch. My wife watched with me. Another show that clearly shows you what you DONT want to do for a living. Along the lines of the show Dirty Jobs. One of my favorite shows as well.

Holds its own

Certainly, Sandhogs is riding the coattails of some rather recent popular "reality" series such as Deadliest Catch, Axemen, Ice Road Truckers, etc. Not packing the same "bang for your buck" as these aforementioned series, it still holds up to 45 minutes of interesting television. I was recently in NY for the first time, and was utterly fascinated in just how and who were instrumental in the construction of the subways, etc. This show certainly answers quite a few questions, and my hat is off to these individuals whose work goes often unnoticed until you need them...

great show

Best show ever. takes you into one of the jobs that allow NYC to function and keep from crumbling to the ground

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  • SD Version
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Released: Sep 07, 2008
  • CCin English

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